I’ve been doing a weekly open mic lately, trying to get comfortable again putting a song out to an audience.
I’m 55, and have been playing mostly bass in bands for over 35 years. I’m comfortable onstage. Always had a day job, it was only my main income for a few short stretches.
But the best bands had a compelling entertainer fronting the band. And I’m not all that compelling.
But I have all these songs, and I want to play them somewhere. I did a couple farmers market gigs this year, playing mostly my own songs for 2 hours.
The band I’ve been playing with is going on a hiatus. Before COVID we were playing in bars 3-4 nights a month.
This what’s on my mind, trying to figure out what’s next. I can’t/won’t stop playing and writing. And I prefer playing WITH other people.
Thanks for listening.