Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:17 am
I was with them for a year and all through the year the bass player/leader of the band kept accusing me of wanting leave the band. No matter how many times I tried to reassure him that I liked them and what I was doing in the band. I even told him that country music wasn't my strong suit but I played like I wrote those country songs. I rehearsed with them waiting for them to find a descent lead guitar player and for them to get some gigs. For a year I waited.
Then we finally did a weekend gig at a VFW, low pay and all. I was then encouraged that we were finally on our way. After that weekend the bassplayer and his wife went on vacation for a week. The rest of the band which by now only consisted of me and the rhythm guitarist waited for the couple to return and tell us when our next rehearsal and gig would be.
A week goes by, then two weeks go by. The guitarist and I started to worry about them. Then the bass player finally contacts us and says that his wife says that what she experienced prior to that gig and during the gig was "a big hassle" and that she didn't want to do it anymore.
The bass player then told us when we could come by and pick up our equipment. Now I've been in many bands that broke up before but what bugged me was after a year of struggle and the constant accusations that I would be leaving the band flat, they just quit. I mean that was a first for me.
I've been fired from bands and had bands evaporate out from under me but wow!!