Sadly, the first bass player didn't work out. Really nice kid, but he really should be back on guitar playing classic rock. The bass player in our family is at UO music school, and at this point is not interested in playing progressive metal (though he supports little bro all the way). They have a new guy to play bass, but again, he is not primarily a "bass player" so we'll see how this goes. Tomorrow night they'll play at The Waste Land in Salem, Oregon, sans bass while this guy learns the songs.