I love touring. Traveling, experiencing new places and meeting new people brings me a tremendous amount of joy. Below is a picture of The Wedgewoods, a Ska band I played drums for and toured across Canada with. I think this is us playing in either Edmonton or Banff for 2 drunk people and the bar staff. Ah, the glamorous life of a touring band….
Music is a love.
I appreciate musicians because they typically end up working their asses off and invest upwards of $30 000 into their craft with little to no financial return. Perhaps that may seem like a waste but there is really no describing the freedom that comes with being able to express yourself through music. I do believe however that ANY artist can carve out a decent living in the commerce game when they accept that 90% is of the game is marketing.