Merely part of what I've been bitching about. But he's right. You can play on the boundary of the group, loud enough to know when you're right and when you're not. I've been working on the fiddle since January, and believe me it needs work. When it's ready, I'll do the same thing. Meanwhile, joining along with a recording works too. Lots of them hillbillies play in G and A only. You only legitimately distract a group when you are 1)Wrong and 2)Loud when doing so. Somebody gave everybody else the chance to learn; now it's yours (and mine and others) I believe that Elson wants us there too.