digthebackbeat
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Bass Guitar, Drums, Harmonica, Upright bass.

ABOUT

62 YO CPA/Dad looking to get a classic R&B/hard core blues band together. 50s, 60s Chicago style. Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Junior Wells, etc. Ray Charles? Early James Brown? "5" Royales? Looking for a harmonica, bass and drum. I play lead, rhythm guitar (and bass) so I am happy to switch back and forth. Rehearse once a week. Get a gig or two a month and I'd be happy.

Screen name:
digthebackbeat
Member since:
Aug 15 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

My guitar playing is certainly Beano/Cream era Clapton influenced. But I think I picked up quirks from T Monk, Hubert Sumlin and who knows what else along the way.

My bass playing is influenced by Jack Bruce, Jack Casady, James Jameson, Entwhistle. You see where I am coming from. But I also enjoy running a tight ship like a Willie Dixon if the song calls for it.

My first "love" was British Invasion (1964 first one). Instead of playing the Stones, Yardbirds, Who, Beatles, I want to play the music that influenced them.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Bass: Gibson SG Bass. Dan Electro bass. Marinello Italia Bass. Frankenfender P Bass/Jazz Neck. Hagstrom II bass. Other stuff too. GK bass amp.

Guitar: Strat. Epi Joe Pass. Early 60s Ampeg Jet-12 with a Tube Screamer

digthebackbeat at gmail.com