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Old 04-24-2009, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: best cites to live in for finding band members

My experience was an eye opener. I lived most of my life in Chicago and there were absolutely tons of fabulous musicians in all genres that inhabit that city. About 8 years ago I made a move to very remote northern Wisconsin thinking I'd maybe end up playing in a community band if I could find one. I was very surprised to find that there were some incredibly talented people lurking around in the northwoods and that once you were "discovered" by other musicians the gigs kept rolling in. Now there aren't a lot of us here but the good ones find each other and before you know it there is a lot of "crosspolinating" going on. I currently gig with three different bands and get calls from several others along with a wide variety of freelance gigs. I guess what I'm saying is that in a big city it's easy to get lost among the crowd of good musicians but in a smaller community the access to find others is pretty good. Just something to consider.
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