Well last night at the end of practice our rhythm guitar (also sings backup and lead on a few songs) announced he was quitting the band. Shocker for me...seriously. Yes, the guy was probably the least dedicated of the 4 of us and has a young family so maybe I should have seen it coming. He was also the least talented musician in the band. The other guys were not as surprised. He had no issues with the band, just felt it was time to take a break. The thing is, the rest of us are over 40 and on the other side of the young family thing....we took our time out and are now back in with more dedication than ever. So now the talk turns to a replacement and what we need. We are a mainly original band, we have one album out but mix in some covers in our live show. So anyone coming in would have to learn our original material. Have to confess I have never been in this situation before and don't know what to expect. The other guys say it is a blessing in diguise but I can't help wondering if the band can find the right person to keep going. The lead guitarist is already talking about Craigslist ads and I'm still trying to get over this guy leaving. Do I have the wrong attitude? We have one more show with the guy on the Dec 8 and 3 more practices. Then what? I don't know.