Hey! I’ve been playing bass for a while now — since I was 15. I’ve been playing gigs for almost as long. I haven’t kept count, but there have been a lot of them.
Most of those gigs have been OK. Some have been pretty incredible. And some have been downright shitty and made me question why the hell I ever wanted to be a performing musician in the first place.
But every once in a while, one of those gigs comes along where everything just comes together.
You know the kind of gig I’m talking about: The vibe is just right. The room energy makes you dizzy. The band is firing on all cylinders and putting out nothing but love and the audience is reflecting it right back.
And all at once, you realize, “This is it. This is what I live for.”
It doesn’t matter what else is going on in your world. Your chaotic life, your “day” job, your car problems – ALL of those things are relegated to the “who gives a shit” part of your brain.
At that moment, you’re serving your purpose, and nothing else matters. Your spirit soars and everything is right in the world.
That is the power of the gig.
I love playing gigs. Nothing else makes me feel more alive, more vital, more relevant.
I also love playing the bass — the way it sounds, the way it feels, the way it looks. I love the way it makes the stage rumble. I love the way I can feel it in my heart.
The bass guitar is such an amazing voice – unassuming and humble, yet so powerful in its foundation.
Playing bass live is the shit, and that’s that.
I want to thank anyone that has ever checked out any of my bands, most importantly my current band: BUSHWOOD.
It’s generally implied, but it needs to be said that without you all out there in the crowd, we can’t have that feeling I describe so eloquently above. It is a circle of energy – you feed off of us – we feed off of you.
The show in Miami at Titanic Brewery (10/24/09) was EPIC. If you were there, you are in the know, if not, get your ass to the next BUSHWOOD show in your area! VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNvJ0YwwTaY&feature=PlayList&p=2AFFF106E7DA9BC0&index=0&playnext=1
More show announcements to come soon, but if you live in the Orlando area, you are in luck: we will be rocking at Central Station in Downtown Orlando on Saturday, November 7th!!! This will be our last time in Orlando for 2009 so come one, come all (ladies)!!! BushwoodBand.com!
Peace, Love, & Reggae!
- Adam, Bassist of BUSHWOOD
Event Details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=300939345607&ref=mf
BUSHWOOD Live at Central Station Rock Bar! Saturday, November 7th!!!
the triumphant return to orlando!!!
Start Time: Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 9:30pm
End Time: Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 1:00am
Location: Central Station Rock Bar
Street: 100 E. Central Ave.
City: Orlando, FL 32801