Been playing bass for about 4 months now and would love to hook up with some other musicians to form or join a band but so far no luck. Believe me, I have tried... searching and answering classifieds, posting my own classifieds, asking a music stores, though my bass instructor. There just doesn't seem to be anyone who wants a 52-year-old bass player unless they have a ton of experience. I've read often that the key to getting better is to play with other musicians, but how the heck does one get started doing that? In my case it certainly hurts a bit that I live in a small town, but I do live halfway between Ottawa and Montreal and don't mind travelling for a jam. Even with two larger cities that close thus far no luck. If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.