When you play with a band, what do you bring to the party? As I was reading Dr Cheese’s post about being ok with mediocrity, I was thinking about how each individual probably has an asset or 2 that they bring to their band or team. In my case, I think I act as the musical translator for the band, I can explain what is going on harmonically and rhythmically with the music that is being played. I add the stank, I find myself playing with mostly rock and classical players, I’m the one that add groove to the otherwise 1/4 note, straight 1/8 note grooves that my worship team plays. In my last band, the drummer was a 4 on the floor guy and the guitar players were backbeat guys, there wasn’t much breathing in their music until I came along.