SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Other, Mandolin.

ABOUT

I wouldn't mind jamming, just for fun, on some classic rock, Floyd, Zeppelin, Sabbath, BOC, etc. Cell 228-383-5992 (prefer text for first contact, or leave voice-mail message if no answer).

BUT...

My main interest right now is in songwriting/collaboration. I have the basic (amateur-level) means for it (decent laptop with several different recording platforms, such as Reaper and Cakewalk Guitar Tracks); and I consider myself a competent rhythm guitarist, not much on lead outside of simple melodic stuff, as on "Gunslinger" or "Small Hours." Most of what I do is through Kompoz, but I would have no problem with straight person-to-person file-sharing, online or otherwise. So what I'm looking for is folks who want to do original music- mine if you think you have something to contribute, yours if you think I might.

I've been dealing with a hearing loss issue for the last few years, so the songs here may be mixed too loud. Adjust volume accordingly. Sound is best through headphones, I think. The only songs properly mixed and mastered are "Presque Vu" (by "pseudoambient" at Kompoz) and "Solace" (by Tony McFarland); the rest are my amateur rough mixes. All songs written and performed by me, with exceptions in notes. Drums/percussion are clips/samples, unless otherwise specified.

Screen name:
Cry Uncle
Member since:
Feb 24 2012
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

David Gilmour (definitely my #1), Mark Knopfler, Steve Morse, Buck Dharma, Robin Trower, Alex Lifeson, Billy Gibbons, Nancy Wilson

Lately I've been getting into more basic blues stuff, Warren Haynes and big time into Joe Bonamassa, though I'll never be able to play like those guys. (See also "David Gerald" in Michigan, on my Music List, and his video versions of "The Thrill Is Gone" and "I'll Play The Blues For You" for the sort of thing I mean)

EQUIPMENT

Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III, PRS SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow Body, Ibanez RG something-or-other, 80's Fender Strat, Epiphone SG, and a cheapo Jay Turser Les Paul copy (used for alternate tunings- e.g., Zeppelin's "The Rain Song" and my "Dream Coda"); Boss GT-10, Line 6 HX Stomp (which I mix in tandem stereo with the GT10 to thicken the sound, esp. for clean sounds). Odds and ends effects (including Rocktron Banshee talkbox). 20W Raven practice amp + 40W Fender Champ= 60 watts sort-of stereo. Running Reaper and CakeWalk Guitar Tracks Pro 3 on a new laptop my wife just bought for me. Kind of equipment poor for live sound, but ok for basic recording purposes.

MUSIC