I am in a bluegrass three piece, guitar, banjo, a little fiddle, harmonica and bass (of course). We practice once a week and gig twice a month. All in mid 50's and all get along really well. No drama. At first our motto was "We don't take this too seriously". When making decisions, that was our guiding creed. Now that we have been together for two years and have a good playlist and have played a bunch of different gigs, our philosophy has evolved. Now it is "Dare to Suc#". And we mean this in a good way. As in, don't be afraid to take chances and push the envelope. Don't be too critical on yourself, because to the average ear we are much better than we think we are. As in, don't spend forever practicing something before playing it live. Go ahead and try it. Dare to Suc#. And we still do not take it too seriously. But having these two complimentary guiding principals has helped us get pretty dang good. And importantly, we have fun and our audiences can see that and then they have fun too. It helps that we are very compatible, musically and personally. We all do our homework and make ourselves available for practice and gigs and show up on time, etc. And we are all on a similar level talent-wise and there is no ego on stage. Which is why there is little drama. I see a lot of threads on here about practicing and practicing and practicing. I don't think you can get anywhere by trying too hard and taking everything too seriously. I challenge all my fellow TB'ers to Dare to Suc#.