desmond1307253
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Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Accordion.

ABOUT

I’m an advanced rhythm & lead guitar player who also sings and writes songs. I read music, know music theory and also play by ear. I prefer ballads, blues, country, classic rock--50s & 60s, Big Band era and gospel. I also play a little bass guitar, keyboard, harmonica, banjo and mandolin. I generally play rhythm guitar when I sing, and then accompany others with lead guitar or some other instrument when they sing.

I currently perform 1 to 2 hour gigs at various senior citizen centers, retirement homes and other functions. I perform solo when necessary, but there are several musicians who perform with me when they are available. When others are available we plan the set so each of us has the opportunity to feature our preferred songs and then provide accompaniment while others play their song choices. Because of scheduling conflicts and limited availability, we could always use more musicians.

I’m looking for musicians interested in sharing these roles with me: singing, rhythm, lead, and backbeat accompaniment. Of course drummers, bassists, keyboards, etc. are also welcome. I am not interested in jamming merely for the sake of jamming.

I do hundreds of songs; here are samples from various genres. Ballads: Georgia on My Mind, Desperado, True Love Ways, Alabama Rain; Big Band: What a Wonderful World, Dream a Little Dream of Me, Ain’t Misbehavin’; Blues: Hard Times, Three O’clock in The Morning, The Thrill is Gone, Kind Hearted Woman; Classic Country: Amarillo By Morning, Love Sick Blues, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, Big River; Classic Rock: Layla, Johnny B Goode, Rock N Roll Music, Bye Bye Love, Mrs Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter; Rockabilly: Rock Around With Ollie Vee, Hard Headed Woman, Hear Beat, Memphis, Maybe Baby; Hymns: Just a Closer Walk With Thee, The Last Mile of the Way, If God is Dead Who’s This living in My Soul.

Screen name:
desmond1307253
Member since:
Aug 21 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

50s-60s rock, Beatles, Segovia, BB King, Eric Clapton, Robert Johnson, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash, Jim Croce, and many other singer songwriters.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Harmonica:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic guitars, electric guitars, amps, PA systems, banjos, mandolin, keyboard, harmonicas.