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shunka

Willoughby, OH , USA

I'm arrogant and a moron
Jul 6th, 2016 11:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Band!
For one of the few times in my life, I'm not in a band or looking forward to scheduled gigs. Really having trouble finding folks to play with. A lot of guys my age have hung it up but I can't stop. The current plan is to go solo, hit open mics and jams and maybe hook up with a bassist and drummer. Aiming to go "acoustic" and eventually electric.

Dolemite

What It Was!

cross-dressing for Rodan
Jul 6th, 2016 12:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Working up a solo act is a bit daunting, but satisfying.

And, you only have ONE idiot to deal with ; )

shunka

Willoughby, OH , USA

I'm arrogant and a moron
Jul 6th, 2016 01:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

True, but it's an idiot I can and do live with.

shunka

Willoughby, OH , USA

I'm arrogant and a moron
Jul 6th, 2016 01:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

True, but it's an idiot I can and do live with.

Tony Wright

Stillwater, OK

I never met a calorie I didn't like.
Jul 6th, 2016 08:35 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

See, They both think they are the one in charge already....One man band and they can't decide which is the band leader...

JuiceDaddy

Dallas, TX

Texas Funk & Blues
Jul 6th, 2016 11:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I make a living playing solo acoustic shows. They can be a lot of fun, or if it's a bad crowd, really, really boring. On those nights, I just remind myself that I'm getting paid to do what I love. On the good nights, it's hard to beat!

greg1948
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Vero Beach FL

Tbird Greg
Jul 7th, 2016 05:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey, I have the same story. At 67, weren't too many opportunities for me to do the music I like (sixties vintage mostly). So I decided to do a solo act. Did that all winter down here in FL. Me and a drum machine at first, then decided to go with backing tracks. I did enjoy it sometimes, but other times I really missed the interaction with other musicians.

I also sat in at open mics in the area. That led to being asked to play in a band. Not my kind of music mostly, but it was a chance to get out again. I've moved on from that, and a few weeks ago, I put an ad on CL looking for guys who were into the Ventures and oldies.

Now we have a 4 piece band working on our song list. Pretty easy there, since we are all about the same age. I think there's a market for the music were doing down here in Florida with all the grey-haired retirees all over the place.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do. Just don't ever give up.

thumbpicker
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St. Louis

"Thumbpicks don't slide into soundholes"
Dec 19th, 2016 10:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Playing out gets old because of the aggravation but then sitting around at the house does too. I've done the solo stuff with tracks. You're right the interaction is missing but if people are enjoying it you get over that fact quickly. Playing with one other person is enough to get the interaction back so find one person and jump back in it with tracks or acoustics. The possibilities are all over the place.
The first caveman only had one stick in one hand till he figured out he could kick the log too! The chicks dug it!

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