Lead Guitar, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Background Singer.


I've been lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in original and cover bands for numerous years. I also do solo acoustic gigs and I hosted an open mic at Cannon Mine Coffee House in Lafayette, CO for nearly 13 years. I've recently relocated to Jacksonville, FL. 303-818-7864

The 20 mp3 files you can LISTEN TO here are either with my former band, Shifty Gears (SG), me doing all the parts myself (DR) or with a real old band, Rowdy Duty (RD). I’m currently working up around 15 originals with a drummer and bass player in the west side of Jacksonville that we plan on recording and we’d like to add a lead instrument (guitar? keys? ???) who can also sing strong harmonies. You can call me at 303-818-7864.

Screen name:
Dan Raymond aka Shifty Gears
Member since:
Jul 24 2008
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Love, 10cc, City Boy, Zappa, Ween, Beatles, Stones, Dylan, 60's, reggae, ska. My favorite artists played lots of styles with lots of influences. All songs posted here were written by me or close friends. I have rock, blues, folk, country, ska and reggae influences, very often (like most of my influences) with a humorous bent.

Instrument experience:



Heavily moded Squier '51', Fender Strat, 2 Rainsong acoustisc, Zager acoustic, G&L Telecaster Fender bass, Bugera V5 amp, Fender Blues Jr. amp, various F/X pedals, Loudbox Mini amp, lots of recording gear.
My Blues Jr. is equiped with a Fluxtone Speaker. If you are a tube amp player who loves tube distortion but can't get your sound without playing too loudly, you need one of these.



Past Events

I help host the open mic at Cannon Mine Coffee Company in Lafayette every Wednesday. About once a month I play and opening set from about 6:45 to 7:45 at which time open mic starts with 20 minute slots per performer.

Will play a short solo acoustic set for the City & County of Broomfield's Brunner House (a pioneer home renovated by the city) program called "A Song in Your Heart."

I'll play a 1 hour opening acoustic solo set from 7-8 PM and then host the open mic starting at 8:05