Cody the Fiddler
CONTACT

SEEKING

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

ABOUT

I'm always interested in new projects. If you think I could help you with yours, hit me up. My intent is to get out there and play. I’m not concerned about money, but I will gladly accept my share if there’s money to be had.

I’ve been a musician all my life. I play several instruments. I have great ears. I can typically pick up melodies and chord changes from hearing them. I read music. Can follow a chart. I have a profound understanding of music theory. I’m a constant work in progress. I practice every day. I’m friendly, punctual, and I take my commitments seriously. I’m a social drinker. I do not do drugs. I don’t judge others either.

Fiddle/violin:
This is currently my primary instrument. I have two. One is set up for “violining” the other is for fiddling. I prefer to play into a mic or acoustically, but I have a pickup that attaches to my bridge.

My home genres are old-time, jazz, and blues, but I'm open to most things. I’ve played multiple gigs with several bands. I've done several weddings solo too.

As a violinist I’ve played for the Trevecca and W.O. Smith orchestras. I play second violin.

Bass:
This is my favorite instrument in a rock band. I’ve been playing since I was a teenager. I’m a solid, competent, deep-in-the-pocket player. I’m not flashy. I don’t slap and pop, but I can lock in with your drummer and lay down a solid grove. I can play rock, metal, country, and blues. I’m open to other genres. I played up-right jazz in college, but that was a long time ago. I have a precision bass and a 350 watt amplifier with an XLR out. I’m ready to go. I could fill in tonight.

Piano:
I’m basically a blues piano player. I can lay down 12 bars in any key. I’m a good improviser. I’m not a good sight-reader. I used to be part of the Detroit Blues Society. I would sit in on open mic nights and play piano for people in any key they wanted. I own a piano. I don’t have a keyboard. It’ll be a while before I could get one.

Guitar:
I’m not going to blow anyone away, but I can play competent rhythm and lead. I’m naturally a fingerpicker, but can play with a pick. I can alternate bass pick (boom-chuck) along with any bluegrass song. I played a lot when I lived in Florida and would perform at a weekly open mic. My lead playing isn’t awesome but I can play leads on any blues, rock, or country song in any key. I have a steel string and a nylon string acoustic with a pickup I can attach. I have a tele, a strat, and a two-humbucker, fixed bridge, “Gibson-style” guitar. I have a Fender Blues Jr. amp with a distortion and tremolo pedal.

Singing:
I have a bass/baritone voice. I can sing and play guitar at the same time.

Screen name:
Cody the Fiddler
Member since:
Aug 15 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

I love a lot of genres in music. My favorites are blues, jazz, rock, metal, and classic R&B. I like anything that has soul. I'm also a fan of classical and world music.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Fiddle:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Violin:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I have two fiddles and an attachable pickup.
I have precision bass and a 350 watt bass amp with XLR out.
I have a steel string and nylon string acoustic guitar.
I have a tele, strat, and a two-humbucker fixed bridge guitar.
I have a Fender Blues Jr. 15 watt tube amp.
I have a distortion and tremolo pedal.

MUSIC