Transitioning from local gigs to touring (for everyone, but especially bass players).
I spent a lot of time playing local gigs. I still do local gigs in New York, whenever I’m not on the road. The first time I got a call to do a major tour in Europe, I was beyond excited. But I had zero experience doing anything like this until this point, so I had no idea what to expect. Here are a few things I learned since, and some things I wish someone would have told me before I went on my first tour. This is geared towards upright bass players, but most of this is applicable for anyone who’s just starting to tour, or wants to know what it’s like.Read More