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). I'm also on SoundCloud and Kompoz, under the same name, and can be messaged there.

My main interest lately, though, is in songwriting/collaboration; in these days of the Internet (not to mention Covid), the distance that we have or should keep should be no bar to the endless possibilities of musicians everywhere acting as a responsive community. So what I'm really looking for is musicians of all ages/talents/genres to work with in writing original music, mine if you think you have something to add, yours it you think I might. Of the songs I have here, only "Solace" and "Presque Vu" have been professionally mixed/mastered- the rest are my amateur-level mixes. All guitars are mine except for the leads on "Solace" and "Presque Vu." (I consider myself a competent rhythm guitarist, but not much on lead outside of simple melodic bits like those on "Gunslinger" and "Small Hours," or sloppy, aimless crap as on "Down There") See each song's notes for individual musician credits.

Some examples of what I'd like to hear for my music- the second "chorus" of Gunslinger (beginning at 2:18) has a Morricone-esque female vocal that is actually a synth; it was a brilliant idea by the keyboard player who contributed it at Kompoz, but I'd love to have an actual female vocal there, maybe something along the lines of Floyd's "The Great Gig In The Sky." Also need bass lines for Small Hours/Dream Coda and Fiat Lux; maybe a keyboard (Hammond?) for Mrs Grales; a harmony female vocal for By Cottingley Beck; violin/cello/flute parts for anywhere they might fit- pretty much all ideas would be considered, including for lead guitars by real lead guitarists.

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; also Stephen King, some older science fiction, and history for song concepts. (I'm a bit of a bookwormy geek)

(In the interest of full disclosure, because it seems important to some people, I should say that I have no religion, and no interest in any. This is not to say that I'm anti-religion- I will not make anybody's spiritual business my own so long as the same courtesy is returned to me)

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 version of "I'll Play The Blues For You" for the sort of thing I mean. He does a nifty little run at around 4:18 that really brought out the "hellYEAH!" from me)

EQUIPMENT

Epiphone Les Paul Ultra III, Epiphone SG Prophecy, 80's Fender Strat, Ibanez RG something-or-other, and a cheap 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