billycnorton
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Mandolin, Fiddle, Steel guitar, Accordion.

ABOUT

Grew up in S.E New Mexico. Started playing South West Texas in early teens mostly western swing. Also in a teen rock band. Went into music full time at age 18.Working mostly sit down club gigs.From there to working road gigs with different bands some well known some not. Came to MN in 1972 got married worked sit down gigs until 1976. Left music then and worked in law enforcement for 25 years Retired now and want to get reestablished in the music business.

Screen name:
billycnorton
Member since:
Apr 26 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Roy Orbison,( I grew up with him). Bob Wills ,Asleep at the wheel, Ray Price, Merle Haggard, Pete Fountain, Howling Wolf, Dr. John, Willie Nelson, Roy Clark, Ella Fitzgerald.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

1964 Fender Jazz Bass, Rogue 5 string bass, bass violin, Fender Bassman 100 amp, ampeg porta flex bass amp