bluesman25 wrote:I have a band, but they only want to practice about once a month...and refuse to travel for gigs. What's that about? I have a home studio and have been trying to get them to help me on the demo but they show absolutely no interest. If I had a bandmate with a studio I'd be there CONSTANTLY to work on whatever project imaginable.
So I do what everybody does. I look for others to replace them. In searching for more motivated players that are actually INTERESTED in being a musician, I face the same problem in finding those...that can play...in my area... that play anything remotely close to my style of music.
I scan musician classifieds every night for openings, not just in my area but even cities in my surrounding states. I'm so dedicated I'd pack up and move to another state for a promising working band. I've been doing this for like 2 years now...everything from gigfinder to bandmix to myspace.
...nuts so far
I could understand the problem more easily if I were a hack, but I majored in jazz guitar performance for 4 years in college. Still though, finding work or musicians willing to work is next to impossible.
What's sad is that there are thousands out there just like us with the same problem. It's a cruel irony really.
Nice stuff BM, If you looking for people to collaborate with on recording projects, check out http://www.musicianscollaboration.com
. It's all about collaboration and the players are not only great but they are hella nice. No egos. Just check the MP3 and you hear some amazing musicians, singers, songwriters, sound engineers etc.