A rocking blues/country rock cover band, an Irish contemporary singer/songwriter type band, one fiddle/guitar duo, one concertina/guitar duo, one community men's choir/band, one church choir, plus students (60+), sessions, and my solo projects.
I make my living as a musician, and I don't take kindly to others telling me how I can do that. If I need or want to play with other bands, take recording gigs, work on solo stuff, do kids camps, teach or whatever else, I don't need someone else telling me I can or can't. I join a band with the stipulation that there will be competing activities. Hell, half of one of my bands take off at any time of the year for vacations south and I wouldn't dream of telling them they can't, I simply fill in the calendar with other work. I figure if the band doesn't like my attitude, they are free to replace me, seriously, there are lots of guitarists around.
As for faithful and dedicated, I'm both, but it isn't a marriage and it isn't monogamy. I'm not going to sit home when I can make a living AND/OR have fun. The networking that happens between my bands has resulted in other great music too, with and without me. I have no ego to stroke, empire to protect, and I'm only control freak when it comes to me, not my bands.