This last summer I had the privilege of working doing something I enjoy: playing music. I’ve played professionally for many years now, but this was different. I had never done such extensive road work. Though my chops, preparation, professional and personal attitude served me well on tour, I also found that I could expect the unexpected – and learn from every experience

The Job

In my career, I have played quite a bit locally and in church with a few times being on road. Last Spring I received a call for a summer gig to play guitar for a popular performer. He had made a decent career out of musical tribute acts. His list includes Elton John, Billy Joel, Rascal Flatts, a Disco tribute and a tribute to the music of the 80’s. He has been doing this for at least 15 years for many corporate gigs, as well as Disney World, Universal Studios and much more. Yes, it seemed like a great opportunity – and a challenge.