JimPowers
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My musical genres are primarily Rock, Blues, 80's Alternative and New Country, though I enjoy playing most any kind of positive music, and like to get out to perform. I've played a variety of instruments, but specialize on the bass. My playing style is melodic and ranges from out front for rock, to grooving in the pocket. I play Rickenbacker or Fender electric bass, and have a range of amplifiers to use, depending on material and venue size; I primarily use Ampeg. I also play 5-string Fender acoustic/electric and NS upright stick basses which are great for putting low end into acoustic sets. I'm a member of the Game Face band playing rock & blues.

I enjoy playing anything from backing for acoustic work to the rock genres listed under my Influences. I also like to get out for jams to meet new musicans and have a good time, and will sit-in or do recording sessions if you need quality bass for your music.

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Screen name:
JimPowers
Member since:
Jun 26 2008
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:

Influences

Hendrix
Paul McCartney
Clapton - Jack Bruce and others
Zepplin - John Paul Jones
Tull - Jeffery Hamond
Who - John Entwhistle
Pearl Jam - Jeff Ament
Rush - Geddy Lee
Yes - Chris Squire (love the Rickenbacker tone)

Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Martina McBride, Jo Dee Messina
Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw

80's Alternative - New Order, Echo & B-Men,Psychedelic Furs, Billy Idol, David Bowie

You name it, if it is positive - Originals, New Country, New Rock, Alternative, New Jazz.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Modulus, Rickenbacker & Fender basses
NS Electronic Upright - 5 String
Ampeg amplifiers

MUSIC