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Kinda old guy, 60, started in a garage band in '71 playing guitar in such diversities as No Sugar Tonight to Snowblind. My demo song is a large wav file, so I find I have to click on it at the bottom of this page and then click the "down" arrow on the right to the 2nd profile page for it to activate. In this demo I laid all tracks and in real tracking time, no sequencing. Mix is kinda hot and wobbly, but fun. I cannot claim to be a drummer, although I pretended to be one on this ditty. Also, please check out the video at the left - I recorded the bass line in the studio backing track for my old pal Joey Skidmore, the vocalist in the video. Played semi professional electric pit bass for 7 seasons at Springfield (Mo) Little Theater (similar to the Coronado in Rockford) and 3 seasons Mo. St. University summer stock. Upright classical bass performance major 2 years under direction of Dr. Jordan Tang, ASCAP-awarded 12-Tone composer and conductor. Attended master classes with both the incomparable Gary Karr and legendary cellist Mstislav Rostropovich. In the late '70's-mid '80's worked extensively with nu wave and power pop writers helping them edit, "hook", and produce their tunes, laying tracks for their demos on 8-16 track analog tape, appearing live in groups to showcase them on stage, etc. Played electric bass and some lead and keys in a competent blues/rock band for about a dozen years prior to moving up here 17 years ago. I've done little since except run a bit of sound, playing volunteer keyboards for institutional church and memorial services, and a bit of bass...I'm one who can hack at about any genre, acid to sacred, but I no longer play unknown church organs for weddings - shotgun or otherwise. Too nerve wracking and one stuck key away from eternal damnation by the parties involved... LOVE working with writers, vocalists, soloists, jamming, working with bands in transition, and doing an occasional crazy gig. Love playing some lead guitar in a set and keys, too...whatever is called for at the time. Hmm, maybe not too ancient to leap off a flamin' stack of Marshalls like the doctor "no like" that idea though.

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Aug 01 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
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Gigs played:
Over 100


Johnny/Edgar Winter, Zeppelin, Hendrix, Robin Trower, SRVaughan, Grateful Dead, a bit o' Phish, 3 Dog Night, Allman Bros, Parliament Funkadelia/Bootsy Collins, Deep Purple, Jean Luc Ponty; '70's guitarists, '80's guitarists/hairtarists, modern black gospel musicians, Phil Lesh. Classical genre. Jam Band genres. Blues/Jazz genres. And anyone who's frinkin' great playing bluegrass and Texas Swing.

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Triamped homegrown PA, 18's/Soundcraft/Crown/Mackies, gig mikes/stands, JTM-45, 5Y3 Deluxe, retubed Vox Ac100cph, two rebuilt '69 Ampeg B-25's, Hartke 3500/SVT15/SVT18, Korg M-50, Roland Bass midi pedals & sound module, upgraded low end Simmons set w/Pearl double bass. Zoom HD16 porta studio. Guitars, basses, tone toys. Basement.