This is carried on from the thread “New Feature Per-song Tempo and Transpose Overrides” as not to further hijack thread from OP @brad.
In response to @So_Godly
Memphis mostly. Did a few this year in, and around Chicago, and St. Louis, but those were sit in gigs for a younger band on their 1st tour.
The songs I’ve been playing recently are from early 60’s thru 90’s. A few are somewhat current. You also have to understand, most (not all) of these cats I perform with had their heydays in the late 60’s and 70’s. Many of them toured and recorded with famous musicians of the time. Many are still excellent musicians, but never played with a click track, or had to deal with arpeggiators defining tempo…and never will.
There are tons of songs without defining arps, and I haven’t met a guitar picker yet that was enthusiastic about synths, although I have started to change a few minds. Teaching a drummer ( with 50 years experience of being the sole timekeeper) to resign to a metronome this late in life, will get an immediate middle finger to the face. I do know several great younger musicians who basically grew up on click tracks, but not many places available to perform their genre, and keyboards/6-string guitars do not fit in their repertoire.
I can usually handle most covers thrown at me, but other people can’t. It takes rehearsal time, which is very limited for me this time of year. Just thinking of my song setups, I cover a lot of classic rock, from early 60s thru 70s, psychedelic rock, some progressive rock, some metal, alternative, soul, funk, Motown, a few disco, Blues, 80s rock, a little country and southern rock, 90s…and other somewhat undefinable tunes, like Steely Dan, Peter Gabriel, Floyd, Toto, Bowie, Kansas, Boston…it goes on, but I’ll stop here.