Been done. Doors didn’t use a bassist. It just depends on the sound you’re looking for.
As a bass player I can can confirm the accuracy of the PA thing.Who will do the bookings and set up the PA?
I'm being facetious.
I hope this doesn’t become a thing. Is there something about Country bands and music that make this possible ? I ask because I can’t imagine a Rock (multiple genres) or Metal band doing this.
I was once in a cover band where the bass player was actually a guitarist who had recently taken up the bass. I could never lock in on him and as a result the time was all over the place. I didn't stick with that band for very long.In my not so humble opinion, bass is the most important instrument in the band - if you have a real bassist. If you don't have a real bassist, you might be better off without some failed guitarist pretending to play bass.
agreed 1000%...and I wouldn't even call half of what goes on in those shows dancing....And then we have musical shows like the Super Bowl Halftime Show in which none of the musicians or singers are actually playing. It is first and foremost a dancing show that pretends to be a concert. As long as it's still entertaining to the masses, people will watch it and then complain that the outfits are too sexy. Live music with live musicians might become more of a self-supporting community over time, where only musicians go to see other musicians play.
Do you have any idea how many duo and trios have drums on tracks? I lost count at about approximately a gazillion.Drummers will be the last ones besides singers to be tracked. Drummers are fun to watch.
You mean for groups that aren’t paying any more than gas money?Do you have any idea how many duo and trios have drums on tracks? I lost count at about approximately a gazillion.
Maybe not for big touring acts, but for bands in general, certainly.
Drums were one of the first to be dropped/tracked.
I hated the trend then, still do, and loath that so much "live" music isnt really live.