- Member #
- Member since
- 30 Apr 2010
- Last activity record:
- Active within 24 hours
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar
- R&B, Blues, Classic Rock
- Screen name:
- Collinsville, Connecticut, 06019
- 62 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
- Vocalist - General:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Harmonica.
I'm a guitarist who has found some like-minded musicians to play an eclectic blend of blues-influenced music: blues, jump blues, swing, a bit of rockabilly, classic rock, and R & B. Like I said, "eclectic." Currently, we are: female vocalist, guitar, bass and drums.
We Need: Keys, Guitar, or possibly Sox or Harp to round things out. Vocal ability would be a plus.
We're poised to hit friendly short-set venues like open mikes, private parties, afternoon/evening blues jams. We'd like to play out once a month or so at a club or bar, not every weekend.
We're all committed enough to want to play competently, but lighthearted enough to know that fame and fortune probably aren't in the cards. We do it for the love of the music, and the enjoyment of being part of a decent sounding band. Let's play well AND have fun doing it. Get paid to play, sure.
We rehearse, go home and practice, and come back ready to rehearse again. Rehearsal is band practice, not individual practice. If you consider yourself a serious hobbyist, you have the right idea. Its work, but pleasurable work. Its not our day-job. We rehearse on Sunday afternoons in Bloomfield.
As for your chops, you should have a least a few years of playing your instrument under your belt, but this is not a "show up" and start gigging, professional situation. Prior band experience is important.
This is a "sum is greater than the parts" situation where everyone should be focused on the sound of the band and his/her contribution to it.
If this sounds like something you'd want to be involved in, send me an email and then we'll talk on the phone.
Thanks for your interest.
Email me on BM or at tjkenn at g mail dot com.
Blues - T Bone Walker, Jimmy Reed, Hollywood Fats, Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi
R&B - Ray Charles, Bobby Blue Bland, Sam and Dave.
British Invasion - Stones, Yardbirds, Animals
Rockabilly - Carl Perkins, Eddie Bond
Pop - Josh Stone, Adele
FYI: some of the tunes we've been putting time into:
Big Bad Handsome Man, Imelda May Bb min
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree, KT Tunstall E min
Brightl Lights, Big City, Jimmy Reed A
Give Me One Reason, Tracy Chapman F#
Little By Little, Susan Tedeschi G
My Babe, Little Walter F
No Money, No Whiskey, ET Danner G
People Get Ready, Josh Stone D
Pawnshop Bound, William Clarke G
Route 66, Asleep at the Wheel A
Shake Your Hips, Joan Osborne
Spider and the Fly, Rolling Stones E
Son of a Preacher Man, Joan Osborne D
Unchain My Heart, Ray Charles G min
Voodoo Woman, Koko Taylor B
- Yamaha AES 1500 Semi-hollow (Gretsch like)
- Ibanez AS200 Semi-hollow (335 style)
- Carvin V3MC 7/22/50W (all tubes)
- Roland Cube 80xl 80W (modeling amp)
- Roland Cube 20W (practice amp)
- Boss Compressor, Chours, Delay
- Vox Stomp Lab 1G
Microphone and stand