By Jerry Cobb

So your drummer quit, your bass player has taken up yoga and won’t learn the songs, and you can’t find a keyboard player willing to drive to your gigs? Never fear.

No musician likes to admit defeat. I think in the long run, we would all prefer to have the most awesome live band ever complete with personalities that don’t want to kill each other and people who show up and give 1000% every second.

But we live in an imperfect world. And if you’ve spent a lot of time struggling to find the right band members and can’t, or just can’t afford to pay a complete horn section or a 25 person string section, you still have options in filling out your sound.

The solution: tracks.