I'm feeling things out with a band that I worked with as an assistant engineer a couple of years ago. I'm friends with the singer and am already relatively familiar with the songs from working on the sessions. When I got word that their bassist quit, I figured it might be cool to contact the singer and see about auditioning. We met up and he gave me a couple of CD's and demos and we talked about influences, schedule/logistics, long-term goals, gigs, then listened to some of the songs and I played along through a practice amp...pretty low-key, nothing formal. The singer, the guitarist, and myself are booked for a rehearsal tonight. They haven't found a drummer yet. Even though I'm definitely getting more comfortable with the material and feel I'm in a good place as far as developing some good ideas, I suddenly find myself feeling kinda self-conscious and unsure of how to approach playing without a drummer. I've done it before and I don't MIND it, but it always leaves me feeling kinda empty inside! Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Stuff I can listen to in order to kinda wrap my head around being in a more stripped-down/acoustic setting? Strategies? Similar stories?