Yea Scott, like I said, I dont want to get into one of those practice for 6 monthes just to get a gig, I would rather audition with a group that is playing and let the cards fall where they may.
The bassist for this group has contacted me and said that he had the best time that he had had playing in a long time. I said cool, he said you added things Ive never heard to the songs, you were energetic, fun and even thou we didnt have a crowd you just make it fun to play. Of course he didnt say I have awesome chops, LOL. But I think being able to come in with some guys and play a whole gig and get a compliment like he did is great.
The main guy who sings, owns the pa, and runs the band said he had a great time, he and I have known each other for about 5 years, and at one time practiced with each other in this group which never did a gig. At this point he basically said Im the first guitarist on his list to call if thier guy cant do a gig, plus he said if I wanted to join forces in some way with him, lets talk about it.
So it sounds like whether I do anything again with these guys or not, I made a decent impression.
There are lots of post on here about ages, the bassist, main singer and I are all in the same age range, the drummer was 21. He was a bit green, but when we adlibbed he impressed the hell out of me. Good meter, able to play inside and outside of the beat, plus he had a knack for funk style playing that the guy I normally play with doesnt have.
Normally when I sit in with folks later thinking on it, I kinda have a bad taste in my mouth, like I will never do that again, but in this case I would jump right back in.
Im just contemplating my life musically right now and what do I want to do, I have a side of me that would love to do an original type deal, but then the live cover playing is so easy for me, so there is a conflict.
"A winks as good as nod to a blind man"