How many calls to play / join a band do you get?
I don't know about the area you guys & gals are from but here in the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas area, bass players must be at a premium.
I don't know why that is but I get at least 2 calls and/or emails each week from someone looking for or needing a bass player to join their band.
In the genre I work in (all styles country) I am always asked if I am interested in joining a band.
Just yesterday, the wife, daughter and I were at the local large indoor flea market. There was a guy playing solo classic country music at one of the booths. He sounded good and was an adequate rhythm player. I stopped by and told him "You sound good." He asked, "Do you play?". I responded, "Yes, I play bass guitar." Instantly he handed me one of his cards and said, "I need a bassist for my band. Are you interested?" I replied, "Sorry but I am already in a gigging band and play out about all I want to. But if I hear of any bassists looking, I will send them your way."
Anybody else run into this often?
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Last edited by Tx Basser : 07-01-2013 at 09:02 PM.