sadly, i know “professionals” in New Orleans that cannot be bothered to learn the tunes, either. in 2005, i was hired into a band with another guitar player, who was a friend of mine. he had been in the band for YEARS, had even PLAYED ON THE RECORD, yet did not know the changes or arrangements. after my second gig, i asked the bandleader for a songlist. he gave me a 26 song list, which i learned thoroughly in two weeks’ time. by week three, the other guitar player was fired. this type of shit is really all too common, though.
This! Sounds like a waste of time, respect to you for getting this far!