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Old 05-22-2015, 07:01 AM
Location: Vermont
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I'm not retired yet, but learning the guitar is tops on my list. I've tried while working and everyday chores and responsibilities get in the way.
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:20 PM
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I've juggled and tried balancing out playing music professionally with a real demanding straight gig for years. The straight gig usually won out for financial reasons. Retirement is now as close as next year or more likely 3 years off. I can't wait to get back to music and give it the time it demands. Right now I'm researching cities/towns/areas that will give the most opportunity to get back at it but be balanced by the things one wants in retirement. Florida (Panhandle? ...shooting distance to NOLA, or the Tampa area), Tennessee (the Eastern side, great natural beauty in the nearby Mts. good water and rich land too, Knoxville or Chattanooga? or Texas (Hill county outside of Austin?) all states with no state income tax are getting a good look. I really dig the natural beauty of New Mexico & Arizona specifically Tucson. Any feedback on areas with a solid music scene (primarily blues, r&b, funk, soul) is welcomed. I truly hope that all who are considering musical endeavors in retirement jump into it. Few things compare with the satisfaction of creating music either alone or in a group.
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