bruce1488454
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Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Joined a semi-pro orchestra at 13, played with many "horn bands" in my teens and twenties, played in the Louisville Orchestra as a music undergrad; , toured with the Buzzard Rock String Band in the 80's-including at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, National Flat-Pick Guitar Fest, the KFC Bluegrass Festival in Louisville appeared with them on the NPR programs"Mountain Stage", Chicago's "Flea Market", "The Lonesome Pine Special"and "Prarie Home Companion"-nominated for a Folk Grammy in 1988. I recorded with prog band "French TV"in the 80's, band received many great reviews internationally. I was a co-founder of "Louisville Homefront" a regional NPR program/concert in '84 then I moved from Louisville to Takoma Park, MD and co-founded and produced an all-day jazz festival, and ran it for 22 years.

Screen name:
bruce1488454
Member since:
Oct 15 2020
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
60
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Mornings

Influences

Debussy, Benny Goodman, John Coltrane, Roland Kirk, Woody Herman(with Bill Chase), the Berlin woodwind octet, John Prine, Frank Zappa, Steve Reich, John Cage, A. Jobim, The Black Keys, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, The Carter Family, Johnny Cash, Western Swing, Husnu Senlenderici(Turkish clarinetist) drone/industrial music, science fiction, Steven King, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington.

Instrument experience:

Saxophone:
Expert
Clarinet:
Expert
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Buffet R-13 clarinets(2), LeBlanc bass clarinet, Yamaha Custom Tenor Sax, 2 multividers-early electric wind machines that allow me to play 1 or 2 octaves lower than the sax or clarinet and actually produce sax feed-back, the Krohmophone an instrument I invented-a half-clarinet.