Playing in a blues, rock band in rural Michigan a reoccuring theme seems to be all the small club owners expect you to personally bring the bulk of the crowd. While we work hard at establishing a following things like inclimate weather, playing 30 or 40 miles from your hometown,clubs who've yet to establish themselves as a hot spot etc, often leave us playing to half empty rooms. Its really disheartening to us lately . I'd just love to concentrate on the performance rather than how many people are gonna be there. Is this something relative to rural areas or is it true in larger metro markets too?