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Blues=Life Lending instruments especially in Pubs (126* d) RE: Lending instruments especially in Pubs 28 Sep 09

Tyke, we don't have landlords at bars here in the States. Many bars hire a "host" to organize and supervise an open mic night. He or she will get the music going by performing a few numbers, often with a house band (sometimes paid, sometimes volunteer). The host also takes signups from those who want to participate, and will often pair up like minded players to take over for house band members. I.e., if a kid who plays drums comes up to play, the host might put them on stage with an experienced guitarist, bassist, and vocalist. It's quite an art form to watch a good host organize the different levels of talent. And yes, often they have a good "loaner" guitar for those who want to participate. It saves a lot of issues to keep the wannabees off of your Martin, for instance. :)

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