Filled in on drums last night for a friend and her Country Pop band. I'm not too fond of Country but I like to play as many genre's as possible within my abilities naturally.
To make a short story long(er), I found myself enjoying the musicians, the crowd and having a yeehaw time on the drums. Nope, didn't wear a Cowboy hat nor boots (god, what a thought!)
It turns out me friend had to hire a fill in bassist at the last moment and she was worried that he wouldn't know the songs but brother could this guy play and we immediately jelled together and had a blast! However, the best part of the band was the fiddle player (are they called "fiddleists"? or "fiddlesticks? ). His fiddle was patched through some sort of midi system using and electric fiddle and some sort of interface. Guess what violin sound he was triggering? Yup, darn tootin', Garritan Solo Strad. Man, did it sound unbelievable through the system and how well he knew how to control the sounds. I don't think I've ever heard someone play fiddle that well.
I will be filling in next Saturday and a few private parties during the summer. Hope she hires the bassist and fiddle player again!