Adgardad
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ABOUT

I started out my musical life as a 5 string banjo player. As I grew, I developed a crush on the mandolin and before I knew it I was in a love affair with her cousin the fiddle. I eventually started hanging out with that bad boy the electric guitar. We are still best buds to this day.
I’ve gotten to know a lot of great people over the years and have been a part of some pretty exceptional musical events. One of the best experiences has been witnessing my children taking their own first steps into a life fueled by a passion for music.
I have a career I enjoy that is outside of performing music and pursue music as an avocation only. It is my hobby, my diversion, my escape from the everyday and my great love affair.
Right now I am playing with 4 bands in 4 styles of music and definitely not looking for more.

Screen name:
Adgardad
Member since:
Mar 18 2011
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Truly too many to list. Here are a few of my favorites though:
Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Mark O'Connor, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, Ricky Skaggs, Chris Thile, Merle Travis, Vassar Clements, John Cowan, David Grisman, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Moore, Joe Satriani, Larry Carlton, John Petrucci. That just barely scratches the surface. I really am influenced by intense, intelligent, improvisational instrumentalists. I love soulful, heart felt, virtuosic musicians of any genre.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Banjo:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Fiddle:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Early 70's RB250 Gibson Mastertone 5 String Banjo; 1981 Epiphone MM50 F-Style Mandolin; No-Name 5 String Acoustic/Electric Fiddle; Crafter ML Bubinga Moonlight Acoustic/Electric Guitar; 1989 Epiphone Les Paul guitar; Ibanez RG450DXB Electric Guitar; Epiphone Emperor 2 Joe Pass hollow body electric guitar; Fender Sidekick Switcher 112 85w Amp; Fender Frontline 2x12 100w Combo Amp; 1984 Kasino Concert Half Stack Amp, Digitech RP1000 processor, assorted pedals.