Re: [Harp-L] The Pain Killers - Antone's

In cases like that, we use group peer pressure but really the jam host
would pull the player aside and make some "suggestions". We try to head
that problem off by looking for new folks and giving them a quick rundown
on the rules. We have the rules clearly posted at the signup sheet location
in big letters. The biggest problem are the folks that want to lead the set
and sing - often they are just making their move out of the school of
karaoke and have no idea how to lead a band or perform in a live setting,
what key their song is in "oh, just like on the radio", what blues is, or
that they should give out solos. So we really have to make sure the new
folks know what is happening to avoid problems. We also fix this problem
right at the sound board, the jam host (we rotate that responsibility) runs
the board and in that case would turn the sumbitch right off until it's
time for his solo, and in that case let him wail away through the song.

Bill Hines

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 8:44 AM, Garry <harp@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 04/02/2012 06:23 AM, Bill Hines wrote:
>> But we try
>> not to add horns into a set that already has harp (or vice versa) unless
>> both parties are really after that and know how to compliment each other,
> indeed, part of the problem around here is this one sax player
> who plays all the time, non-stop.  he plays over the harp solos,
> he plays over the guitar solos, he even plays over the vocals.
> i know that harp players get a bad rap for that, but this guy's
> the worst.
> --
> We make a living from what we get,
> but we make a life from what we give.
> - Kathy Moser

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