I have friends even in Buffalo that play music full time but you have to hustle. I choose to not pressure myself to play music for money. Our band stays pretty busy but it barely keeps up with my expensive hobby. One man bands in nursing homes can do well, teaching is a lot better than when I taught (around $40 per hour) The worst of all is a bar band gig. But there are no sick days, paid vacations, and paid holidays. Best of luck!