Got chance to play a gig in far NW NV last week. First time playing in front of an audience in nearly 40 years. Stepped in and got to go back to my roots by playing bass. We all knew the set list. Everyone else tapped for the gig (of friends) were in working bands so I knew I'd be outclassed from the beginning. Only the keyboard and drummer had played together before that night. In the end I held up my end and had a blast. Everyone enjoyed it enough that this first-effort is being talked about as being a regular part of the event going forward. The night's topper was that when everyone else left for the night, the band hung back for about an hour or more and jammed with some different improvs. The woman that closed up (and ran us out) caught me as I was loading my amp and said that next year we needed to start sooner and jam more (instead of as many canned songs). Made my year. Played the Fender Jazz Bass (Mexico) and the Orange Crush 50 bass amp. The lead player had a Telecaster and DSL20 that he got great tone from and was well-able to stand out in the mix.