BarryW-IL
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Keyboard, Piano, Vocalist - Alto.

ABOUT

I am actively looking for my next project - just finished a few years working full time with Smoking Gunz, top Midwest regional country band. I enjoy working with musicians interested in Garcia/Grateful Dead-related jam music, as well as Alt-Country, roots rock/blues and related groove-oriented music. You can find me at barrywolf at dot net. I'm also at Dire Wolf - Band of Blues on and formerly featured with Buckley Road Band on and their web page. I'd like to work with skilled, accomplished players that are comfortable with their instruments. I really enjoy improvisation - I have a great deal of experience and a degree in music performance. I love music with roots without being tied to a genre, really anything that is quality with groove and soul. My roots are in the blues, both American and British-style. I have many years of experience playing live, have pro equipment and attitude.
Other than Smoking Gunz: currently Dire Wolf (formerly Big Box of Blues - Dead/Garcia), Buckley Road Band (country). I also work backing local singer-songwriter Courtney Sullivan and sit in with friends in their projects and recordings. Past recent experience with Change is Good, Vinyl Highway Band, Redline 7000, DeLane, Magic Frank Blues Band and others. I've played in many good original projects and have lots of experience in many different types of music. e-addy barrywolf-at- dot net

Screen name:
BarryW-IL
Member since:
Apr 23 2009
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

influences/inspiration (but not who I sound like): so many - Jack Pearson, Guthrie Trapp, Duane, Eric, Page, David Hidalgo, Jerry Garcia, Mark Karan, Steve Kimock, Barry Sless, Jimmy Herring, Doug Pettibone, Derek Trucks, David Gilmour, and many others: Mark Knopfler, Cropper, Albert, BB, Muddy, Stevie. Did I say Jerry? All my life I've loved Jerry Garcia . . . Who isn't an influence?

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Pro equipment for any size situation. I build amps, effects and guitars - fender, marshall and vox-inspired amps, strats, teles, gibsons. Much of it is well worn and broken in properly . . .