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I began playing guitar as a "tweenager", watching Chicago folk musicians perform at a coffeehouse on the Rock River. As a teen, moved on to electric guitar and the rock of the era -- today called "classic rock" -- used to play a lot of Beatles.
After high school, I studied guitar at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music (it was a full conservatory then) and with some of Milwaukee's top jazz guitar players. I do not call myself a "jazzman", rather my music has jazzy influences and I enjoy playing Americana music, today sometimes called "American Songbook".
Most of my life, I have played acoustic guitar (dreadnaught or archtop) and am only interested in playing electric guitar music that is not loud and over-driven.
I sing lead and background vocals, but haven't been recording these -- perhaps will record a couple of demos soon and then will promptly upload.
Please contact me: webmaster (at) clubtnt
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- Member since:
- Apr 30 2016
- Active within 1 week
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- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
Jack Grassel (Milwaukee guitarist) and some of the other outstanding area guitarists that, while great in their own rights, also studied with Jack. I learned some of Jack's "Super-Ax" style, performing bass lines simultaneously with rhythm chords, sounding like 2 instruments. Under Jack's advisement, I have guitars set up to sound like a bass (low E & A string) and a guitar (D-G-B-E).
As a guitarist that started playing in the '70s, I am influenced by the many great guitar players that were on the charts -- we listened to AM radio in those days and the programming was MUSIC and not talk.
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Arch-top guitars, Dreadnaught Acoustic, Semi-Hollowbody Electric, Bose L1 PA, typical sound equipment, Ditto Looper (I have other pedals, but tend to go light on the effects these days).
Tribute to Chuck Berry
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