...do you get opportunities to take solos and do collaborative improvisations & extended jams on your gigs? I'm looking at joining a blues band, and I think that I would like to use this project to stretch out a little. It's going to be a mix of traditional blues, plus some SRV, some Allmans, a few classic rock tunes, etc. Of course I don't expect to solo every tune (or even every ten tunes) but a couple of solos per two or three set gig would be kind of cool. It's a five piece with lead guitar, harmonica, drums, bass and vocals. I am just curious to see how other blues bands are structured, and what potentially expanded role the bass might play in a modern-day blues band. All input is welcome.