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Facebook Live: Gigging in the Virtual World

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Facebook Live: Gigging in the Virtual World

I've mentioned before that a huge part of my life, pre-covid era, was my "part-time job" as a musician. It was awesome. Being able to sing, play lead guitar and work as a solo act meant that I could run the gamut of gigs. I've been in a great party band, a duo that was successful, and got plenty of solo gigs. I've never thought of my playing and singing as exceptional...you're probably not gonna write home to ma and pa after you see me...but I was always "good" and put the effort into getting gigs. I had a casino...

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When All The Gigs Are Cancelled

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When All The Gigs Are Cancelled

The best I can figure, I've probably played somewhere around 500 gigs in my life. Rock & roll bands, dance, R&B, acoustic solo, duos, sometimes as a lead singer, sometimes strictly as a lead guitarist for hire. Festivals, private parties, casino contracts, opening for national acts, municipal events, and endless bars and clubs. Playing music has always been a part-time job for me, and a consistent part of my life for about 20 years. The last couple of years even more so. According to our accounting documents, from 2018 to 2019 my gig income increased by 198%. This was due...

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