Over the last few years, I’ve been focusing more on pit orchestra gigs (musical theater productions) for a multitude of reasons:
40 years of playing in the cover band scene has burned me out
It’s a great way to keep up on my reading chops
I really enjoy being a member of a larger team working toward a common goal, with other people who are devoted to doing the same
The range of musical styles encountered from show to show (and even WITHIN a single show) is fun and challenging
The temporary nature of a theatrical production – I’m involved with a given show/theater/actors/musicians for a few weeks at most, then move on to the next one before it becomes tiresome
The beginning of 2019 is off to a busy start with 6 shows already completed in February and March alone. So here’s a brief overview of Q1, 2019.
Well, that’s the quick overview of my musical endeavors so far this year. Some of the content I’m mulling over for future posts include: detailed gear rundowns, tips & tricks, or anything else that pops into my head. Stay tuned!