My loving wife and I live in the country. Needless to say, there are not many musicians around where I live. It is a good 15 to 30 miles (depending on which direction one drives) to a city where one might find lots of musicians. So, distance and the fact that I work nights and every other weekend are significant obstacles in forming some kind of music ensemble. We have our TOO LIVE NURSE production company with the rare gig. Although the singing is LIVE, the accompaniment to the TOO LIVE NURSE shows is sequenced music that I created many years ago. (By the way, I don't sing, I just push the button to let the music play. It's a tough job!)
When I have the time, I sequence music. But it's a lot of playing with myself (no pun intended!). I also play keyboard for church (and direct the choir). Even then, though, its just little 'ol me playing the hymns and anthems.
I miss playing with other musicians. . . .
How many other people, here, find themselves in similar circumstances?? There's work, family, distances from other musicians that all tend to get in the way of forming some kind of music ensemble. Anyone else here miss playing with other musicians??
And to all of you people that DO play with other musicians. . . please tell your story! What's your instrument? What kind of music to you play? How often do you all get together? Do you make money playing with your group?
Cheers. . . .