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JoePasko2002

JoePasko2002

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In Topic: OT - Keyboardist Are Also A Good Drummer

03 August 2017 - 05:09 AM

as the man says: 'this is rock & roll'


In Topic: The Tip Bucket

09 July 2017 - 01:31 PM

Our former banjo player would always announce from the stage that we gladly take requests.  Any song you'd like to hear, just write it down on a $20 bill and drop it in the jar, and we'll play it !


In Topic: Im not even going to lie I need attention NOW

09 July 2017 - 09:14 AM

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In Topic: Im not even going to lie I need attention NOW

09 July 2017 - 09:11 AM

First, I abhor public smoking and vaping in equal measure. 

 

I agree on the smoking.  But I don't find the vaping any more offensive than someone drinking a steaming cup of hot coffee.


In Topic: The Tip Bucket

09 July 2017 - 08:52 AM

Every summer we get "invited" to play at the various Farmers Markets that go on, in upstate NY.   We set up and play acoustic under a canopy. We put out our CD's for sale, and a tip bucket.  It's like we're a vendor, selling music instead of vegetables and baked goods.  Each time we played the one in Saratoga, we made well over $200 in tips (plus all sorts of fresh produce that the other vendors would donate to us at the end).

 

On the other hand, every time we played the farmers market in Schenectady, we never got any more than $12 total, in tips !!    

 

Now we're getting booked for enough good-paying outdoor summer festivals and concert series, we don't bother doing farmers markets anymore.

 

Playing for tips may be a stepping stone to getting your band out there and gaining recognition, until you get to the place where you no longer need to accept "tip" gigs.