Roy Hargrove explains:  Artists get paid to put up with the stress of travel, airport harassment by the TSA and terrible promoters.  That’s what artists really get paid for.  The hour an artist actually gets to play on stage?  That’s the fun part.

I found his words surprising… But we’ve seen artists hospitalized for exhaustion and heard them complain about treatment by the TSA and promoters so I imagine it can get difficult if music really is your full time gig.

Separately,  I’m really pleased with his attire in this video.