Hi, TBers, I am a relatively new player (~2 years). I joined a local covers band about 18 months ago. Nice group of guys, good lead singer. The problem is that our BL can't/won't find or hang on to a drummer. There's always a problem of one sort or another, usually a personality conflict. Our BL is a wanna-be drummer, but he's not good enough to play in a band setting. As a new player, I am torn here. This is a pretty laid back group, which is good for me. They took me when when I knew next to nothing and have been very supportive. And I know that it's important to be in a band to help build my chops. The BL is a good organizer and (other than the drummer issue) handles things well. On the other hand, I don't have a pocket to play in. Our rhythms are all over the place, and I think it may be hindering my development and feel. I have enough on my plate as a relative newbie without having to shoulder the responsibility of managing the rhythm alone. As a result of our being drummer-less, we are drifting to more acoustic-type stuff, which music I am not in love with. Finally, since I have limited practice/rehearsal time, staying with this band eats into my available playing time. Should I stick with the group for now, since any band is better than none (for a newbie)? Or, should I ditch it in favor of more woodshed time? (For the record, really WILL take advantage of the extra time to practice and learn more.) Thanks in advance for your ideas and suggestions.