Craig108
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ABOUT

I've played guitar for most of my life and am always trying to improve. Most recently, I studied jazz with Frank Rumoro in Chicago. My style is my own, but is influenced by all the styles and genres I've played. I'm most comfortable in a group with good musicians who work on their craft while looking for ideas; musicians who want to be part of a group. I prefer music with tight vocal harmony, although I've also worked as a sideman and in other players' projects.

I was in my own band for 42 years before relocating south. I've been on the road and in the studio and found that the most important key to enjoying music is finding the right people so that the inevitable struggle to find your voice is still fun.

Screen name:
Craig108
Member since:
Dec 08 2009
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

The Beatles, Santana, Matchbox 20, The Eagles, SRV, The Association, Brian Setzer, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, The Beach Boys, Sarah McLachlan, Brad Paisley, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Roger McGuinn, EVH, Paul Simon.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Guitars from Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Rickenbacker, Hofner, Taylor, others.
Amps: I prefer Fender, and when possible lean toward small amps.
Effects: I have a wide variety, but most often go to one of the Boss GT-series boards. Depends on the application. I also have a small PA system, a Bose system and other tools of the trade.

MUSIC