I think you are plenty strong for a weak link Chris. Yeah, you definitely live in the sticks .... not like here.
You know though, with nothing to do we have an inordinate amount of bars up here. My performance aspirations are in a holding pattern right now. I am renovating "The Man Cave" to be better insulated and look like a real room. I should post a pic or two of the progress. In the mean time we have layed down a couple of basic recordings to act as a demo for Wicked Fester. My son works and is in college so he doesn't have the time I do but he can wing it. We are going with backing tracks for the time being. I am finding / programing some pretty decent ones and we seem to be sounding better. When the room is done I plan to put together some video to match the audio. Part of our press kit if you will. That way we get better sound for the video, yet by keeping it basic it is not a studio recording as not to mislead anyone. The plan? When we are ready, hit a few of the local bars that hire bands and drop off our press kit to the owner. Sounds simple but may be the best way to go. We also have a web site that features local entertainment. But for now ...... I need to mud sheet rock.
PS Your band sounded great in the White Room video!