- Member #
- Member since
- 6 Nov 2010
- Last activity record:
- Active within 2 weeks
- Instruments played:
- Vocalist - General, Vocalist - Bass, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Fiddle, Accordion
- Alternative/Modern Rock, Blues, Classic Rock
- Screen name:
- Contoocook, New Hampshire, 03229
- 52 years old
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
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Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - General.
Powerful blues harp player and blues lead vocalist in the Little Walter harp/Muddy Waters vocal tradition. Also an excellent harmonica player in all other styles. And a very competent keyboardist/synthesist/programmer, bass guitarist, electric violinist, background vocalist, drummer/percussionist. Berklee grad, composer, arranger and music technology expert (25 years as a Pro Sound/Musical Instrument Industry professional). Have played in everything from Polka bands to heavy metal bands, from all-original bands (in which I co-wrote) to all-cover bands and blues bands.
I am currently committed to a gigging psychedelic jam-band called "Box of Nails" based in Concord/Bow that performs extended, original versions of 60's classic rock, alt-modern rock, and blues. We also do a lot of originals (about 40%). I'm also thinking about starting or joining a traditional electric blues band on lead & backing vocals, harmonicas, keyboards and switch to bass as needed.
Little Walter, James Cotton, Paul Butterfield (harp) / Muddy Waters, Chris Cornell, Peter Gabriel (male vocals) / Cheryl Crow, Natalie Merchant, Patty Griffin (female vocals) / Jan Hammer, Bernie Worrell, Richard Wright, Yes, ELP, Styx (synth) / Tom Petty, Black Crowes, Leon Russell (piano/organ) / Jean-Luc Ponty, Jerry Goodman (violin) / Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King (guitar) / Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins (bass) / bands: Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, Soundgarden, Steely Dan, Coldplay, Genesis (with Gabriel), Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath, King Crimson, The Cars, Allman Bros, Kansas, Green Day, James Brown, Rage Against the Machine
Kurzweil K2000 synth/sampler keyboard, Kurzweil K2000R synth/sampler rack unit, Ibanez SD bass guitar, 50+ custom/pro harmonicas, Barcus Berry 5-string electric violin, ESP Strat, Breedlove acoustic gtr, old Italian accordion, Hohner Melodica, Rhythm Tech percussion set, Lexicon PCM91 digital reverb, Lexicon PCM81 digital multi-effect processor, 5 Boss effect pedals, Dunlop Cry Baby Wah, 2 Shure SM58 mics, 1 Shure SM-57 mic, Audix Redball harp mic, Customized Green Bullet harp mic, 4 other custom-built bullet harp mics, Fender 4x10 Blues DeVille amp (for blues harp), MusicMan 112HD guitar amp, Mackie 1202 mixer with Mackie TH-15a 300W powered speaker cab (for bass guitar, electric violin and keyboards), all the necessary stands, cables, DI's and accessories. Mac G5 with DAW software and plug-ins.