Jim Vitale
CONTACT

SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - General, Dobro, Background Singer, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar.

ABOUT

Video of me playing solo live: http://kck.st/a1yrxa

Go to www.myspace.com/thenewvistas I wrote, sang, arranged it and played every guitar on there. I've played it all from Johnny Cash to Jazz, Blues, Country, heavy classic rock to pedal steel-style sounds. I have arranging experience as well.

Screen name:
Jim Vitale
Member since:
Aug 14 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

Blues, Country, Rockabilly, R&B, Funk, Jazz, Soul, Magic Sam, The Beatles, Monk/Sphere, The Band, Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Guy (before he tried to be Jimi Hendrix), Muddy Waters, Hollywood Fats, Johnny Cash, The Paladins, Kitty Wells, The Rolling Stones, James Burton, Jerry Goffin/Carol King, Miles Davis, Lee Dorsey, Rod Stewart (pre 1975), The Beach Boys (not beyond Pet Sounds), Albert King, Billy Holiday, Allen Toussaint, The Byrds, The Staples Singers (not the hits but the old stuff, where you can really feel the dirt on the ground and smell the moss on the magnolias!), Sneaky Pete, Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Cooke, Roy Orbison, Lou Reed, Jimmy Smith, Otis Rush, Dwight Yoakam, David Bowie (because he always pushes it), The Allman Brothers, Prince, Motown, Herb Alpert & The Tiujana Brass (forgive me, Miles), The Meters, CSN...& sometimes Y, Crowded House, The Velvet Underground, Nina Simone, Brother Jack McDuff, JS Bach (is Jazz is Country...), Booker T & The MG's, Neil Young, Grant Green, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Freddie King, Max Roach, Madonna('cause she makes mad bank and makes no bones about it!), Tom Petty, Warren Zevon, Leiber & Stoller, ZZ Top, Marty Robins, Dr. John (especially those early Mac guitar sides), Les Paul (Les is more!), Jimmy Bryant, Ray Charles, Elton John (not beyond Capt. Fantastic), Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, Kenny Burrell, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, James Brown, Neil Diamond(the Jewish Elvis!)...anything with a little soul, humor, wit and or groove to it

EQUIPMENT

Fender, Gibson and Gretsch guitars, Fender amps and many other fine amps, custom pedal boards by Billy Thomson at BillyBuilt, road cases and a passport. All road and session ready! CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AT: jimvitalemusic@hotmail.com