Hey. My name is Ryan. Ive come here because i've found this forum to generally have a slightly lower flame tendancy that others. I have a problem, tis a long sob story. I have been playing in a fairly successful progressive band with my bffl guitarist for about 2.5 years now. We eventually had a 4 piece going with guitarist, bassist, drummer and keys player. It was going good until our drummer picked a college very far away from us to go. when that was made clear we went out looking on the side for a permanent drummer who had a little more chops. We found one and he was amazing, like extroardinary, and he was good friends with the keys player. Unfortunately they both left the band when the guitarist and I went off to college. We live in MA, and we go to college in Boston. The other players live in the worcester area, it wasn't gonna work out but finding replacements has been a pain in the ass. So my main concert here is finding a suitable drummer to play with from Boston, ma. Ive done craigslist but it hasn't gotten me any leads. Ive posted flyers around berklee and the surrounding area, nothing so far. Is it that hard to get a progressive rock/metal fusion drummer our age?? I don't have any real connections to anyone at Berklee or the New England Conservatory, or anywhere for that matter and we don't wanna settle for less. (we play complex stuff) any advice or tips? Im sure this is a common problem among musicians and I just need to wisdom of my fellow bassits, sorry for the long txt.