elouisporter
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Other, Harmonica, Background Singer, Saxophone, Trumpet, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I am looking for serious Christian musicians willing to consider joining me for an acoustic project. I play with a lot of jazz and blues influences as well as contemporary Christian rock. Interested? Call my local number 352-5263.

Screen name:
elouisporter
Member since:
Nov 13 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I tend to play a bit of everything. I grew up in a very bluegrass rich environment, but gravitated towards jazz and blues as I got older. Contemporary Christian music has had a significant influence on me as well. If I had to pick some names to associate my sound with I would have to say, Carl Perkins and John Hammond, for starters. But, I like to think of my sound as being my own. I use a lot of open chord structures when I play that allow me to get some unusual harmonic chord sounds. My sound pallet includes the use of rhythmic finger picking, muted strums, body slaps, open strums, ringing chords and an addiction to 7th, 9th, and added 2nd chord structures that treatment has failed to overcome. lol. It has been said of me that I "think so far outside of the box, he can't even see the box from where he is." I prefer to consider that a compliment.

EQUIPMENT

Gold Tone "Paul E. Beard" Resonator. Takamine 12 String. Stromberg Hollow-body Electric. (I prefer the Resonator over all the rest) I also own a full size upright bass... Just in case I actually meet some one who can play the thing. (I am learning.. but... well.. lets just say I have a long way to go.)