kind of an interesting thing I've noticed in eastern NC. I'm seeing more and more venues starting to get away from jam bands, cover bands, and country bands. Which used to be pretty popular in the area. I don't know if it's an issue of over saturation of those types of bands or lack of people that actually come out to support certain styles. I think it's a mix. One venue we play regularly now in a popular college city which used to be a place known for jam bands, i went for a walk after our set and noticed within a two block radius that there was about 5 places with live music still going and they were all pretty much the same deal (acoustic country or 80s rock covers) . I'm thinking for that particular venue it's a situation of younger generations not being into jam bands as much and wanting to market themselves to a different crowd than the surrounding venues. The disappearing country venues seems a little different. We just opened for Fozzy last night which was a huge show in what has been a live country venue for years that recently dropped "the opry house" from their name and next weekend we have a gig at yet another venue that's been a country venue for about the last 15 years. The one coming up seems like that venue is hosting the show as a feeler to see how it does. Is local level country music in decline? I know popular country artist like Tim McGraw and Taylor swift are selling more records and concert tickets than pretty much anyone but are local country bands dying out or something? I'm not the biggest country music fan but I do like some and can appreciate a lot of it. I grew up in a house with parents who love country music. From my view I'm guessing country may have gotten too mainstream? Finding the next big artist from shows like the voice and American idol instead bands of paying their dues as many of the old school country singers used to talk about. It may be a lack of support at shows. I know a lot of my family members and coworkers who primarily listen to country never go to local shows. I'm even wondering if the changes in laws is having an impact. For example it's now illegal to smoke indoors in NC and a lot of people are drinking less or carpooling and I know the country music fans I know don't come across as people who would want to ride with a bunch of other people to a show. Just an observation. How are things going in your area? Are rock venues maybe going country in other areas?