Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Gainesville, FL
Considering Relocation: Atlanta? Central FL?
I've gotten to the point where I think I have outgrown Gainesville and feel that I need to be somewhere where I can be around more possibilities musically/professionally. Gainesville is a small town and I see very little chance of pushing forward professionally here. I am thinking a bigger city with more musicians and venues might be a feasable solution. No consideration for Nashville or LA since there are TOO MANY musicians in those locals, I'm not a country player and I would be a very small fish in the LA scene (even though I do love it out in LA). I'm probably too "blues rock" of a player to do anything in LA.
Right now I'm considering Central FL (Daytona, Orlando, Tampa) and the Atlanta area. I'm hoping to find "like-minded" musicians that have what it takes to succeed and the desire to acheive goals. I play ROCK: classic, southern, modern, blues, ect.
The band I have been in for over 3yrs has hit its' plateau and I doubt with the current members, that it will ever be more than it currently is.
There is a possibility of meeting other musicians in the area but again, this town is small and limited to venues and like-minded pro players. I have been here for about 7yrs and I feel the need to change things up.
Anyone in the Atlanta area playing professionally have anything to say about the area like finding players, starting a teaching practice and what parts of the Atlanta area would be good choices to check out would be much appreciated.
I lived in Daytona for over 20yrs and know the Central FL scene fairly well so I know what I'd be getting into there. I just know very little about the Atlanta area. It seems like it would be a great area to get heard and set up shop (teaching). Any thoughts?