It's funny how being off the road usually just means more work.
Mostly, because it gives us an opportunity to catch up on things we've been saying we'd do all tour long: Finish arranging that song, fix that broken mic stand, research that thing you've been wondering about, etc. We tell people we're musicians but what we MEAN by that is we're also booking agents, publicists, managers, auto mechanics, event planners, film editors, graphic designers, accounts administrators, advertisers and maintenance engineers that play music. It can be a lot to juggle especially when we're touring. Being off the road essentially gives us more office days. However, we also get more days to create and play and feel like the teenagers we were when we decided we wanted a career playing music. We got into this thinking musicians are lazy but found out we've never worked harder in our lives.
We're still on break from the road this week but sometimes the road can be it's own break.
We're reminded that playing a show is the time you really get to be a musician or at least feel like one. Music can be great and personal on it's own but when it's amplified for a room full of people it's a completely different thing. It's cool a metric to live with. Performing music is the trade off, for sure. It's worth the sweat and anxiety. It's both the cause and the cure. Like we always say, "The show is free. We charge to set up and tear down!"
Speaking of setting up and tearing down, there's gonna be a whole bunch of that this Fall! We're super excited to announce our Fall Tour! If you haven't gotten a chance to see where we're going on our Facebook Page or on Spotify you can check out our announced tour dates at www.roshambeauxmusic.com/tour-dates
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This week we talked about our Top 5 "Who We'd Want In Our Crew" during a zombie apocalypse. Maybe a doctor, a weapons expert, a gardener, a lumberjack and a guy that ran really slow... Musician was definitely not on the list but then we thought, "If you were hunkered down with the last few remaining survivors, hiding out in a bunker somewhere wouldn't you want music?" Maybe it's just self-preservation but we think that scenario is when we'd need it most. Let us know who'd make your Top 5 and if your particular set of skills would survive the Zombie Apocalypse in the comments below.