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3 Strikes Country is interested in adding a female vocalist that can also play an instrument other than bass/drums (so banjo, mandolin, keys, fiddle, guitar, woodwinds, brass, etc.). We're not expecting you to do both at the same time (though that would be awesome!), just to be able to trade off vocals on songs. Age 25+ please, though we may make exceptions given significant stage experience (just ask).

We have bass, guitar, fiddle/guitar, drums, and male vocals covered. The intent is to add someone to sing female leads about 40% of the time, sing duets or heavy backup vocals about 15% of the time, and then play an instrument for the remaining songs. We are not considering only vocals as a full position at this time, but feel free to reach out and we'll keep you in mind for guest vocals for specific shows until we get a permanent member up to speed.

We all work full time jobs and aren't planning on going on tour, making a full career out of this, etc. We are looking to practice up and eventually play out about one to two times a month. We're expecting one evening a week for group practice, but we will work out any regular schedule with the whole group (Mondays thus far).

While it's not a career or our primary focus, we do expect to eventually play out and bring in some cash, likely starting in May. You don't need to be a superstar by any means, but do need to act professional, have some level of talent, and possess the willingness/drive to put the time to work out issues and get things done. We don't expect you to master a hard song in a week, but we do expect you to chip away at it between group practices, keep us in the loop, etc.

Stage experience is a plus, but by no means a requirement. The same goes for playing in a group setting. I happen to be the youngest right now at 37, and I've been playing guitar for 3 years. Turns out I was ready long before I tried, and you probably are too if you're seriously considering it.

You should expect to receive some level of constructive criticism/suggestions on a range of topics, like minor alterations to songs, equipment use, change in the way a section is performed, etc. We would strongly prefer you return the same type of feedback, too. If you are the personality type where your way is the only way, this is absolutely not the group for you. Don't get me wrong... if you KNOW we're doing something differently than the artists we are covering, we want you to point it out. Unless it's something we changed intentionally (and can explain why), we'll probably just make the adjustment.

Our previous setlist included female lead songs like Chainsaw, Man! I Feel Like A Woman, Bartender, Girl Crush, Little White Church, Gunpowder and Lead, Good Girl, American Honey, Better Man, My Church, These Boots Are Made For Walking, and duets like I Run to You.

We're proceeding ahead with only male vocals for now, but we'll make adjustments for song selection as needed for whatever instrumentation/range we get, assuming that happens fairly quickly.

We've put a lot of work into some of these songs (weeks in some cases), so we do expect to keep as many of the above as vocal range/ability allows. We'll transpose as able to accommodate the vocalist on any female leads, of course. The mix/direction of future songs is certainly up for discussion, however. Specifics are something that would need to be discussed with the whole group, but I can give you a general feel for things. That's a longer conversation better had over the phone, though.

If you leave a number and your availability for a call, I'll ring you back and we'll talk for up to 30min to see if we seem like a good fit. Please note that this is an open ended posting. There is no hard cutoff, etc. We'll take the first good match we find, or just stick with male vocals.
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