Finding Balance: Big Stages, Band, and Family – GigGab 121

This episode is all about finding the right balance. First, how do you deal with it when you’re on a stage that’s too big for your band? Thankfully Paul and Dave have made the mistakes so you don’t have to. Then your two favorite weekend warriors dig into the mailbag to answer the question of balancing being a musician with being a productive member of a family. Neither of these balancing acts is easy, and Paul and Dave talk you through each as best they can. Press play and enjoy!


  • 00:00:00 GigGab 121 – Monday, June 26, 2017
  • 00:01:06 Last week’s Paul Costley Interview
  • 00:02:12 Playing on a stage that’s too big
  • 00:05:35 Feeling comfortable … and then not so comfortable
  • 00:08:01 Dave’s Second Uptown Celebration Gig
  • 00:11:36 Rhythm Section Lock-in
  • 00:14:10 Bryan-Band/Life Balance
  • 00:16:52 My husband’s new hobby
  • 00:22:57 The groupie gone awry (Hi, Lisa!)
  • 00:23:58 Are your family members music fans?
  • 00:28:23 Beware the opposite sex
  • 00:29:51 “You’ll be gigging less when we get married… right?”
  • 00:30:36 I’m a musician, that’s who I am
  • 00:34:39 Own your situation
  • 00:35:58 Short gigs present opportunities
  • 00:36:20 Schedule family time
  • 00:42:02 Bail out gracefully if you’re miserable
  • 00:43:45 GG Outtro

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