Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Mandolin, Fiddle.


Guitarist/mandolinist/bassist/songwriter with a day job. In my thirties with a family/solid career, so not looking to be "big/famous/tour", but realistic about writing and playing music.

Music is a big part of my life. I've been playing over twenty five years, and I sing what I write too. I'm not the best, but I know enough to hold my own, and I'm grateful for the experiences that have got me to now. Guitar and mandolin are my main instruments, I have a rudimentary bass rig and experience, and I dabble in other stringed instruments.

No cover bands, just doesn't interest me. I don't mind playing some covers, just don't want to only play covers. I'm also not really a hired gun sort of player. I don't mind the accompanyist gig, but if you want me onboard, it's as a contributing member and not just on the payroll. I don't have substance issues and don't partake in anything but life. Whatever you do, just respect me and my choices.

Feel free to get ahold of me at runfromthunder at geemail, or give me a call at two five three two three seven four two nine nine.

Thank you for taking the time to listen and read this far. May we all find what we need.

***COVID UPDATE, September 2021***
Interestingly enough, I have had a lot more musicians reaching out to me now. While I am vaccinated, my spouse is immunocompromised and we have a toddler, so I am not interested in any meetup opportunities at this time. I'll talk shop, but if you're looking for someone as a permanent member or to come out and audition, until this is removed from my profile, I'm not your guy.
And even when this is removed, I am still not interested in your cover band. I respect the talent it takes to know these songs inside and out and match tones and notes to create the experience for the listener, but that's just not me. Thanks.

Screen name:
Member since:
Oct 20 2014
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Anything and everything I hear...

Some of my favorites in regular rotation, though, in no particular order:
Athenaeum, Brantley Gilbert, Mike Garrigan, Seven Mary Three, Garth Brooks, Chris LeDoux, Alabama, Marianas Trench, Dashboard Confessional, Mayday Parade, Go Radio, Brand New, Ryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Rhett Akins, Collin Raye

Instrument experience:

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Acoustic Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


Guitars: Oscar Schmidt OE30, PRS SE P90 edition, Hondo II Stratocaster, Epiphone Chet Atkins SST, Archer Tele-clone/Project, A&L Acoustic/Electric, generic 12 string acoustic

Mandolin: Oscar Schmidt Acoustic Electric Mandolin

Bass: Hohner Phoenix STD / Warwick Corvette Classic Bass

Others: Acoustic/Electric Dulcitar

Amp: Vox NT15H/V112NT, Vox JamVox

Effects: Behringer CS400, Crybaby Wah, Digitech Bad Monkey, Ibanez CS9, Time Space, Mooer Shimverb