Here's my question, and I'll be plain: I am a singer and songwriter. I am good. I am gigging - but I am finding it very difficult to get paid by venues as a solo artist. Most of the gigs out there seem to be "Songwriter Sessions" - which are glorified open mics. I am not adverse to playing these, in fact I have played quite a few - but running around the country playing for free isn't paying the bills. I just want feedback, and information - I know it's a competative world out there, and if you've got a good thing going, maybe you don't want to say - but how are any of you making your way in this?
Thanks a mil!