Do musicians who play in bars get paid?

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  1. gwartney

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    Just wondering or is it mostly for tips. I'm talking a single guitarist playing in a small local bar.
     
  2. ChuckZ

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    Generally yes.
     
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    My local watering hole used to pay acoustic acts
     
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    :bigthink:
     
  5. gwartney

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    this guy is acoustic but has one of those pedals that play a loop. So he jams with himself.
     
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    I could see a piano player working a fancy place for tips. I know someone in a band who occasionally does just the guitar thing.
     
  7. gwartney

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    This guy can't keep in synch with himself. It's kind of bad.
     
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    I did. $150 for 2 sets of about 10 songs each.
     
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    Sure. I got paid for years playing clubs in and around LA. Free beer and pussy too.
     
  10. gwartney

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    More power to this kid. He's getting some time in front of an audience to hone his skills. At least he's trying but he isn't good enough to play publicly
     
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    Ok
     
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    there's nothing worse than a bar musician that can't grasp the concept of 4/4 time
     
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    I totally read "paid" wrong.
    But yes, yes they do.
     
  14. Phil McKrakin

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    Cry harder, faggot.

     
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    I would have done it for free. Peak time for pussy.
     
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    He should just get a harmonica and play it to his chords.
     
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    Do what the locals here did when the act sucked. They played the jukebox during his set
     
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    If you don't suck, they pay. % of the door...
     
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    I was worse than this guy so I should be talking.
     
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    :jj: