BlueRain43
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SEEKING

Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro.

ABOUT

I originally studied classical double bass back in the 70’s. I studied double bass with the first chair of the Memphis Symphony, Herman Burkart. I played in one professional symphony, a university orchestra, and a number of community orchestras just for a few years before I decided that that really wasn’t my thing. Ever since then, I have played part time. I have played a little bluegrass, new grass, a little Celtic, generally americana music, blues, some elements of jazz but not really studied seriously. I have also played a number of original pieces with a double bass as the focus. I played in the Allen Watkins Band for four years. I have played some classical solo pieces on my own, i.e. some of the Bach cello suite pieces. The banjo on most of my posted recordings was played by a very skilled friend of mine, Frank Wing, III, in Huntsville, AL. I just recently moved to Olive Branch. I am looking for some musicians who may share my musical interests, which lie in a mix of bluegrass, new grass, jazz, classical, Celtic, and other forms of acoustic music.

Screen name:
BlueRain43
Member since:
Dec 12 2020
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Bass players:
Edgar Meyer, Gary Karr, NHOP, John Patitucci, Christian McBride, Eddie Gomez, Ray Brown, James Jameson, and too many others to mention.
Groups/other Artists:
Strength in Numbers, Punch Brothers, Flecktones, Allen Watkins, Frank Wing,
The Goat Rodeo Sessions, Bill Evans, Monk, The Travelling McCrourys, Sierra Hull,
and Many others.

Instrument experience:

Upright bass:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Double Bass with C extension.
Several amps.
Acoustic Guitar
Mandolin

MUSIC