- Member #
- Member since
- 12 Jun 2010
- Last activity record:
- Active within 2 weeks
- Instruments played:
- Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Blues, Classic Rock
- Screen name:
- Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87105
- 48 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Moderately Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
Harmonica, Piano, Keyboard, Drums, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar.
Looking to hook up with other musicians, could be convinced to do it full time with the right people. I have a secluded place in the valley that could be used as a practice space.
I have become more of an eclectic fan of music than I was when I was learning to play. It occurred to me that some of the best hard rock (i.e. Deep Purple) came from musicians who never listened to hard rock. Page was into folk and skiffle. Jon Lord is into classical and Ritchie Blackmore is currently in a medieval folk band with his wife (Blackmore's Night, which I love). John Bonham liked Abba. So I would be interested in going in other directions (like downtempo, chill-out, funk) with people with the patience to let me ease into it.
SRV, Page, Lifeson, Hendrix, Blackmore, Clapton, Santana, Gilmour, Vernon Reid, Bowie.
I used to listen to a lot of old school HM like Sabbath, Priest, Iron Maiden, etc, never really got into EVH much, but I liked AC/DC and Randy Rhoades. I love Motorhead (Lemmy!), Soundgarden, Suicidal Tendencies, Bad Brains, and Black Flag (Greg Ginn, not Henry Rollins, was the heart), but not a fan of Metallica, the whole DeathMetal wave, or the speed metal "neo classical" Malmsteen self-gratification genre.
I occasionally listen to bluegrass (Alison Krauss & Union Station, Nickel Creek - you can find a picture on the intertubes of me talking with Chris Thile) and frequently to the Zep acoustic catalog. I have access to a banjo, just haven't had time to concentrate on it. I am mesmerized by awesome blues singers: Son House, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Blind Willie Johnson, and of course Robert Johnson. My favorite local musician was sax/flute/guitar/voice/percussion-playing David Diaz, RIP; we used to go watch him play with Nosotros and Quantum Blue in Las Cruces. I used to play with a drummer who was into Neil Peart and jazz; we learned a lot of pre-Signals Rush (Villa Strangiato, YYZ, Limelight, Camera Eye, ...). Kinda got out of that and into trying to learn as much SRV and acoustic Page as possible, but am currently listening to John Petrucci and things generated by setting Pandora onto Ozric Tentacles radio. I also enjoy southern rock and steel guitar like Robert Randolph and Gov't Mule and can tolerate jam bands when they actually play music and not with themselves.
Ibanez with tremolo, Peavey Bandit, Taylor electric/acoustic 6 string. Currently on the pedal board: modified ts-9, Real McCoy wah, DA fuzzface, analogman compressor and chorus, foxrox octron, mojo vibe, dd-7 delay and bf-2 flanger, BYOC phaser. This pretty much covers all of the classic rock and electric blues sounds from The Yardbirds up to Van Halen. I also have but am not currently using: 2 x 200 W speakers, rack with 200 W peavey stereo amp, Mackie mixer, quadraverb, midiverb, and a MIDI pedal board. The digital sound just sounded too tinny so I went back to analog (That demo above was done in about an hour, plugged straight into a computer with Cakewalk). However, those could all be used to build a basic PA system with the addition of an eq and mics. Also, 4 track recorder and very cheap keyboard.