Pre-ramble: I'm really just looking to jam for right now, see how it goes.


I've been playing guitar for 35 years. I was in a band called the Crackertones for 8 years here in Portland and was privileged to play with some of the best musicians in town like Mike Henke (currently with The Troublemakers) and John Huntsman. We played all around town and billed with some international acts such as the Stood Ups and the Red Elvises and some great local bands like Dry County Crooks and the Erotic Politicians. I'm a blues/rock player. I can play rhythm and lead and sing. I can learn pretty much anything. Probably it's fair to say that I've been down that road where the hobby became like a job, so now I just go to a few local jams here and there.

Contact me here on Bandmix or text me at 503-421-0594.

Over and Out

Screen name:
Brian Helsing
Member since:
Aug 05 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
53 years


All the old stuff everyone mentions (Zeppelin, SRV, Clapton,Hendrix...) plus Gluecifer, OK GO, Ocean Colour Scene, The Hellacopters, Supersuckers, Jack White, Chris Isaak (What? I know, Right?), Buckcherry, Slash, Masters of Reality, My Chemical Romance, Brian Setzer, Wolfmother, The Fratellis and when I'm alone late at night I go for Charles Mingus every time.

Members Of Band



Steve Weber Custom Blues Master Strat
Minarik 1st Run Lotus Gold Top (USA Made)

Gig Rig:
Bad Cat 5-15 Watt Class A
Several Overdrive Pedals
TC Electronics M300 Rack ME Processor for Reverb and Delay
BBE Sonic Maximizer

Home Rig:
Line 6 Flextone II Combo