HERE'S AN ONLINE article about venues and what they need to know about paying bands and entertainment. Click here. Almost every bar and venue owner in town should be required to read it. There are a few who get it, and I appreciate them.
It's tough for a new person to find paying gigs in Quincy. Very tough. My only advice is to stay true to your music and keep plugging away.
Some of us are lucky. I get paid to play music. Not a lot, but it's still worth it and it's so much fun - I had a good time with my Pepper Spray brothers Saturday night in Paloma.
I will also play for free for the right event, but not for exposure.
Music is a labor of love, though guitar strings don't grow on trees. And, you get what you pay for. Just stuff to think about when hiring the entertainment.