- Member #
- Member since
- 17 Apr 2006
- Last activity record:
- Active over 1 month ago
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Dobro
- Blues, Classic Rock, Country
- Screen name:
- Jensen Beach, Florida, 34957
- 56 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 6-7 nights a week
- Click on a song to start playing.
- Nothing Good Comes Easy (4:19) - a fun rocker... lots of attitude!
- Tiger in the Tank (5:44) - more attitude...and it's all about love!
- Slide Rule of Thumb (3:43) - the fantastic Miss Cyndi Rapp!!!
- Why's it Gotta Hurt (3:02) - did I mention attitude?
- No One Likes to Spend Time With a Nag (1:34) - no attitude here...
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Accomplished pro slide/lead guitarist, singer and songwriter w/30 years experience seeks worthy steady-working pro band that is looking for bodacious soul power behind the guitar's voice in their music.
Style best described as Blues Esoterica...
Serious bottleneck slide master (acoustic or electric, standard or open tunings) and inspired lead and rhythm guitarist. Capable lead and harmony singer. I can play nearly anything, but I dig rockin'/rootsy/bluesy stuff the most.
Schooled in theory and harmony (but still love to rock!), professional and conscientious with no substance abuse problems, freaky attitudes or "issues". I understand dynamics, and how a pro rehearsal should be run. Roadworthy, easy to get along with, great sense of humor. I use gear tweaked for singing tone. A lot of years went into my quest for righteous tone.
I strive to enhance what any tune already has going for it, through playing within the context of the composition, and with taste. If it doesn't strengthen the tune overall, I'd rather not play it. I get plenty of fulfillment from "serving the song" and playing a supportive role. As for leads - I know when to lay out... but I definitely will attract serious attention when it's time to rip!
Will travel with the right gig. I'm in this for love of the music, but I'm worth cash, baby!
If you are looking for a vibrant, living, lyrical voice from your lead/slide guitarist... e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In no particular order - Johnny Winter, Clapton, Hendrix, SRV, Duane Allman, Lowell George, Larry Carlton, Beatles, Stones, & all the Brit Wave bands, all the Southern Rock & Country Rock bands, all the Chess records guys, all the original Blues Masters, Miles, Coltrane, Chick, Herbie, Monk, Brubeck, Mingus, BB, Albert & Freddie King, Robben Ford, Andy Summers, Mark Knopfler, Bonnie Rait, Jerry, Zappa, Jeff Beck, Carlos Santana, Alan Holdsworth, all the great esoteric masters, old & new, everyone I have ever heard that I liked.
Steinberger/Strat Mutant Custom electric 6 string
Faux vintage '62 Srat (standard setup & tuning)
Faux vintage '62 Strat (set up for bottleneck slide in open tunings)
Faux vintage '52 Tele
Faux vintage '57 Gibson ES-335
Taylor Model 710 Acoustic 6 string
Dobro/Resonater Acoustic Guitar (pictured above)
Celebrity (shallow bowl) electric acoustic 6 string
MSA pedal steel guitar
AMPS & EFFECTS-
'64 Fender Princeton (super-modified, ultimate small club amp)
Boss pedalboard that I would like to throw into the river, but required for some gigs
Music Man RD-110 small combo amp
Fender Hot-Rod DeVille Amp w/4-10s
Rackmount rig (100W) w/ Mesa-Boogie pre-amp, w/2 4-10 Marshall speaker cabinets (tube power w/digi stereo multi FX)
2 complete small PA systems
stage lighting system (small)