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    Default Position available in full-time touring bluegrass band.

    125 + shows a year. Fully established band with fan base.

    US + international tours common.

    Seeking high level professional mandolin, fiddle or dobro player. Vocals a plus.

    Bluegrass foundation with some stretching of the boundaries. Not a cover band.

    Email resume/video to bluegrassandthensome@gmail.com

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    Aw man, I wish the reality of life on the road would work for me. 20 year fiddle and mandolin player who would love to have taken things pro for at least a while! My farm and animals need me here lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassandthensome View Post
    125 + shows a year. Fully established band with fan base.

    US + international tours common.

    Seeking high level professional mandolin, fiddle or dobro player. Vocals a plus.

    Bluegrass foundation with some stretching of the boundaries. Not a cover band.

    Email resume/video to bluegrassandthensome@gmail.com
    I'd do it but the bluegrass groupie girls wear me out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveGinNJ View Post
    I'd do it but the bluegrass groupie girls wear me out!
    She does?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDAE View Post
    She does?
    Not anymore - she met some banjo player and then died of boredom.

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    Default Re: Position available in full-time touring bluegrass band.

    Must also have CDL and 5 years minimum experience driving large vehicles

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandocrucian View Post
    Must also have CDL and 5 years minimum experience driving large vehicles
    They're not actually that big, just feels that way when you've had a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandocrucian View Post
    Must also have CDL and 5 years minimum experience driving large vehicles
    I thought that was the bass player's job ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmando View Post
    I thought that was the bass player's job ...
    It is.

    This is such an incredible opportunity!!! If only I had the time and the talent.
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    Damn, they always go for the banjo player

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    Default Re: Position available in full-time touring bluegrass band.

    How does the rest go? "Opportunity to make tens of dollars..."
    Okay, you're right. Just envy talking.
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    Default Re: Position available in full-time touring bluegrass band.

    Hopefully someone that has the chops and desire to play in this band is contacting the OP. There are two other postings for this opportunity out there as well.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ Donahue View Post
    How does the rest go? "Opportunity to make tens of dollars..."
    A few years ago my friend got signed to a major label rock band with gigs, international touring, etc., and did it for several years. The label asked him before signing what his day job was and how much it paid. He was busing tables and made $800 a month. Their response, "how would you like to make $800 a month playing in a touring rock band?"

    He signed.

    (the story works better if you are 20 years old and single...)

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    Well Jeff, in my career as a professional musician I've made hundreds of dollars. I get it.
    "Bargain instruments are no bargains if you can't play them". These are the words of J. Garber.

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    On the upside, you get to travel on somebody else's dime, which can be educational. You get a crash course in the psychology of 4-5 people spending most of 24 hours a day in a van -- these skills may assist you later in life with various forms of negotiating.....both in business, music, and relationships. You learn to budget life on a tiny per diem -- if you are doing well enough to receive a per diem. You will make friendships you will keep the rest of your life. Most importantly, you are pursuing a dream that is best chased while you are young enough to still be able to dream.

    And, if the dream doesn't work out, you can say (to yourself) you tried. My father's sage advice to me -- "well, you can always come home and get a job!"

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    Default Re: Position available in full-time touring bluegrass band.

    will there be a post mentioning that the position has been filled? where are you out of?

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