My volunteer gigs with Musicians On Call present a unique challenge in song selection. I am escorted to a hospital room occupied by one or more patients. I need to size up the situation quickly and select the one song that might go over best.
All you starving musicians out there, take heart! I bring you good tidings that will inspire you to get your live performing chops in tip-top shape. A new golden age for live music is just over the horizon.
What we are is full-time musicians in an age when most of the traditional outlets for musicians to make money have gone the way of the cassette tape. Clubs that pay real money? Rare for unknowns. Wedding band work? Lost to DJs.