Originally Posted by BrewBillfold
Cold auditions also enable you to hire someone new who hasn't gigged a lot yet. I know I typically don't want to bias the process against those folks. There are enough blocks otherwise for people trying to get their foot in the door, and not just in the music industry--people who might be very talented but just haven't had a chance yet. Someone has to give them a start.
Totally true. Some people have just made music at home with their buddies for years and never even thought of making music seriously. Those are the most creative and cool sounding guitarist. they aren't corrupted by endless lessons and led zeppelin covers. (Which in my opinion can turn a good guitarist into an old one)