Here’s some raw footage from a first-time meetup/audition/rehearsal (?) of the blues band I hope to become a part of.
That’s me on bass, obviously.
I think it turned out pretty good, especially considering that this was literally the first time we had ever met each other; we were just given a list of tunes by the bandleader (guitar/vocals @ stage right) a few days in advance and told when and where to meet.
On the front end, I felt slightly outclassed since the BL has gigged with much better-qualified folks in the past, including some NOLA pros. Also, the guitarist @ stage left mentioned something about having worked as a studio musician. So, I felt like a rank amateur in comparison. The drummer has played since childhood; I’ve been on bass since January of this year! Oh, and I’m still recovering from the flu
Listening back, though, I realize that I’m pretty much holding my own — not making any more mistakes than anyone else, I guess.