Laura Monk Music

Laura Monk and High Cotton

Sometimes change is just so hard….but necessary!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013

Sometimes change is just so hard….but necessary!

It has been way too long since I have posted on the site. Things have been a bit crazy around the LMHC front. So it’s time to catch everyone up….

Our wonderful, funny, talented and loveable drummer, PJ Engeman has moved to North Carolina…..hence the change is hard part of this story. We will miss him, but his reason for leaving is a good and noble one. One we all hope our kids would do for us when the time comes. PJ and Joan moved to be closer to PJ’s parents. When it became evident that they needed him close by they didn’t hesitate to take action to make that happen…little did they know it would happen so quickly….in one week their house here sold and they found a new one in NC. They moved within 4 weeks! WOW….if they ever doubted what they were doing they certainly had a huge affirmation that they were on the right path.

We wish him and Joan the best in their new town and hope that they find lots of new friends, music and special times with his parents. We are hoping to have him return for some gigs every now and then….
Truly he will be missed and leaves some very big shoes(or drums) to fill!

And then there is John and his change! A new hip! Healing nicely and has graduated from walker to cane….doing his physical therapy religiously! Enjoying not being at the PO during this time of year!
We are hoping that he will be ready to pick up that bass and start playing again soon.

So we are in a bit of a transition…so thankful for the incredible 8 years that we had with PJ and all the memories and music that we made. We are making plans for our next phase of music and we will keep you in the loop.

We thank you for all of your support and love and hope you know how much joy you have given us over the years. We hope to bring you more music and bad jokes…..

We wish everyone a joyous holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah, and a joyous New Year!

You can find Dan and me as LMHC Lite  at The Global Winter Wonderland at Turner Field on Dec 11 at 8pm. Come on out to this amazing event.

Still working on the new cd….hope to release it in late January!

We’ll be in touch!


  1. Change is good and bad, good for PJ and family, bad for LMHC. You are still the best, now just LMHC Light for awhile. I am sure you will have a long line of drummers wanting to joing this wonderful group.

    • Thanks so much Marty!!! It will be interesting to see where we are headed…hope you will follow us on this journey!!! Thanks for your kind words….once again!

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