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On Being in a Band - Part Two of Many

February 12, 2013

I was talking to people today about bands and what it takes to be in a band.

Being in a band isn’t quite the same as just being a musician.  I hate using the word “just” here because “just” being a musician is plenty.  Anyway.  It’s one thing to be committed to music.  Professional musicians are undoubtedly committed to music.  It’s another thing to be committed to something outside of yourself.  Gregg Allman has a great quote about what a band means:

A band means a bunch of guys working together for the same goal - that’s what the word “band” means, and we defined that.

He is dead on.

And I’m gonna leave it at that.