Band to Join, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.


I'm a member of BMI, and just completed the Crole River album of music (CroleRiver dot com): original American music sung by classically trained Russian vocalists. I wrote the 16 songs and played guitar on the album, including Free as a Bird, (recorded at Cue Studios, Falls Church, VA; vocals by Lydia Salnikova). Along with songwriting, I play rhythm and lead guitar.

I am playing mostly covers in two bands with musicians I met through Bandmix, but am looking for people who want to play original music in a gigging band.

Who am I? See CharlesDermer dot com.

Screen name:
Member since:
May 02 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Deep America, including old country, 12 bar blues, country blues, ballad, reggae, Latin, folk, Christian, and rock influences, including rockabilly (Carl Perkins), Chuck Berry, Hank Williams, Beatles, folk, Dylan, rock, Rolling Stones, blues, Simon & Garfunkel, Mommas and the Poppas, Doors, Led Zeppelin, and musical icons of the country, folk, pop, and rock music scene mainly from the '50s and '60s. I also like songs of REM, Linkin Park, Nirvana, Stevie Ray Vaughan, et al.

I come from the country (western Nebraska), but I never stopped rockin' or playing the blues.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


I've got all sorts of gear (see photos), including a Roland JC-40 and other Roland and Fender amps, a SoundTech PA system, and an acoustic Yamaha, acousto-electric Ovation and Martin guitars, electric Fender (Japanese) Strat and Vintage Telecaster guitars, and a few other guitars. My conservatory also boasts a Kohler & Chase piano, two violins, a shamisen, other percussive and wind instruments, and a dog.