Mon Nov 22 14:46:17 EST 2004
Well, that's one way to look at it. Another way is, I
> sent out the promo material including my CD, got on
> the phone and booked the dang gig, hired the band,
> brought the PA and did the sound... so let the guy
> asking to sit in get his own band and book his own
> friggin gig! It is work after all... and I did most of
> it! ;)
> But I'm not about that. I think we are all
> > in it together, and your
> > success is my success. The way I started was by
> > "sitting in" with some
> > generous and supportive heroes. I can't ever forget
> > that.
> > But I really must know what the player can do before
> > I decide to let them
> > sit in. If my decision produces a lame performance,
> > that only hurts me in
> > the eyes of the management. The guy sitting in
> > doesn't lose anything....
> > but I can lose a future gig.
> > When I was playing regularly, we built up a little
> > cadre of folks that
> > frequently "sat in". I believe that every time I
> > have played Skipper's
> > Smokehouse in Tampa, Jimmy Thackery has shown up and
> > sat in with us (I
> > believe it was his wife who was a fan of my band).
> > My only regret is that
> > I usually handed him my guitar and then "sat out"
> > while he did a few tunes.
> > From the other end of this discussion, I sort of
> > hate having bands ask me
> > to sit in. Not because I don't love any chance I
> > get to perform, but
> > because I feel like I'm intruding on their gig, and
> > that they are asking me
> > up because they feel like they should. If I'm in
> > the audience, it's
> > because I want to see THEIR show, not because I want
> > a chance to sing to
> > their audience.
> > That reminds me... the only thing wrong with
> > gigging... is not being able
> > to see the other people playing that night.
> > P.W. Fenton
> > New Port Richey, FL
> > _http://BluesLand.Net_ (http://bluesland.net/) - A comprehensive network
> > Blues related resources
I would like to add this: If is a weeknight, I pretty open to sitting in.
If its a weekend -- I better know you and WANT you to sit in. I am not
taking chances on unkown's. They can come out to my jam session on Thursday
nights, where all are welcome to play. If they suck, they only last one tune, of
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