dchernack
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ABOUT

I am a college student at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, studying environmental science, history, and music. I am originally from Hyde Park, New York. My main instruments are viola and mandolin, but I also play violin, guitar, ukulele, banjo, bass, bass guitar, and tenor guitar at a proficient level. I play the viola, violin, and mandolin classically, and everything else traditionally. I love bluegrass (fiddle, guitar, bass and mandolin) and play it the most after classical, but I also play jazz mandolin and violin, country fiddle and mandolin, blues fiddle and mandolin, Klezmer fiddle, guitar, bass, and mandolin, Celtic fiddle, guitar, and mandolin, and rock guitar, bass, and mandolin. I sing in all genres mentioned before. I have performed in a variety of chamber ensembles, bluegrass bands, fiddle groups, and swing bands, and at festivals for all four genres. I have some experience with mandolin and guitar instruction. I have been playing viola for eleven years, violin and mandolin for seven, guitar and ukulele for five, and bass, bass guitar, tenor guitar, and banjo for four.

Screen name:
dchernack
Member since:
Oct 22 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
11
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Bluegrass: David Grisman, Sam Bush, Tony Rice, Martin Taylor, Mike Marshall, Chris Thile, Michael Daves, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jerry Garcia, Steve Martin, Bill Monroe, Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck, Bryan Sutton, the Steep Canyon Rangers, Ricky Skaggs, Tim O'Brien, Adam Steffey, Jerry Douglas, and Joe Val.
Rock/folk: Levon Helm, The Band, The Grateful Dead, The Cars, Mumford and Sons, Two Door Cinema Club, Paul Simon, Natalie Merchant, Ten Thousand Maniacs, The Rolling Stones, Pete Seeger, Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, and John Denver.
Jazz/swing: Stephane Grapelli, Django Reinhardt, Martin Taylor, DGQ, Umphrey's McGee, Steely Dan, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Edgar Meyer, Huey Lewis, Chick Corea, and Tito Puente.
Classical: Emmanuel Ax, the Emerson String Quartet, the Modern Mandolin Quartet, the Budapest String Quartet, Edgar Meyer, Mike Marshall, Chris Thile, Yo-yo Ma, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jascha Heifetz, Michael Zaretzky, and Pablo Casals.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Other:
Expert
Mandolin:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Violin:
Advanced
Fiddle:
Advanced
Ukulele:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Bass:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Banjo:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

2012 Kentucky KM-1000 mandolin (with on-board McIntyre pickup)
2008 Kentucky KM-150 mandolin
2013 Fender Mando-Strat electric mandolin
1890's Italian-style bowlback mandolin
1979 Lyle F-520 Acoustic guitar
1991 Alvarez-Yairi CY140 classical guitar
2000's Hamer "Slammer" four-string bass guitar
1800's Mirecourt violin
2014 Cecilio CEVN-1BL electric violin
1997 Pagani 16-1/2" Viola
2011 Luna UKE-TEC-MAH electric-acoustic concert ukulele
2014 "Outdoor" ukulele
1971 Cedar mountain dulcimer
Squier 12" amplifier

MUSIC