i play in a four piece jam band ( www.myspace.com/onekindfavor ) that consists of a guitarist, keyboardist/organist, drummer, and myself on bass. we have thirteen originals and usually only play one or two a gig. i have stressed time and time again that we need to play more originals but our guitarist, who is also the lead vocalist, suggests we should stick to covers when we play in montgomery b/c the city sucks and doesn't appreciate original music and he also doesn't want to lose the crowd. we also are thinking about adding another guitarist who has played with us twice. first time he sat in on a couple of songs went real well audience was real into it. second time he sat in the whole time, lost the audience early on, got its attention, then lost it mainly b/c we tried to play with him instead of him playing with us like he did the first time and he and the other guitarist took pretty much every solo opportunity that me and the keyboardist normally have away. i know lots of practice would help build chemistry but i began to think is it really possible to have a jam band with two guitarists who solo, a keyboardist who was soloing just as much as the original guitarist, and having me solo in a number of songs without someone switching to strictly rhythm? being a jam band we have a very loose format to most songs and formatting the songs would take a lot out of our performance. i feel if we added the guitarist and everyone continued to solo the songs would go like last gig- too long and we would climax then end up carrying out the jam when it didn't need to go on any more.