The further up I got on the food chain in pro showbiz, the less and less contact I had with playing my instrument. I was a tour keyboardist back in the days before computers, DAW’s and midi keyboards that fit into a laptop bag. I had a large, heavy, complex keyboard rig that spent 99. 5% of its life inside road cases buried deep inside rig trucks.On the day of a concert, we’d arrive at the venue several hours before the show if we were lucky. We’d do a ten minute sound check and be ushered off the stage by the lighting guys who were usually the last support personnel to have access to the stage prior to the show.
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