Playing Well with Others: Tips for Being a Good Bandmate


Over the course of a decade and a half, with four and a half guitars, two amps, twenty-three pedals and one theremin, I’ve played just about every kind of music you can imagine in just about every corner of Portland. Music is group art, and group art is hard. Getting on stage in front of people can be even harder. I’ve learned a thing or two about how to coexist productively with my fellow musicians, and how to have fun doing it, and I’d like to share what I’ve learned with you.

Gene Ehrbar

Affiliation Anomaly Incorporated

Gene Ehrbar is a founding partner in Portland-based Anomaly Incorporated, as well as a programmer, father, frequent guitar abuser, and skier. He and his wife Nicole live in Southeast Portland with their twin four-year-old boys and color-matched cat and dog. Gene is full of opinions. Don’t get him started.