try orlando if it's not too far away, bigger towns, more music.....
or... you might have to create your own musical scene just where you are. Find another musician, book a gig, book another gig. play for free and tips at first, IF nobody is trying to play for money in the area.
that's been done many a time, but I can certainly understand the frustration of going to a town which doesn't yet have a musical scene.
don't forget, music does bring people together, it's been with us for ages.
ps support your local musician(s) including yourself, good luck!