eric1474380
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Background Singer, Harmonica, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass.

ABOUT

44 years old, been playing various styles of music ranging from country, bluegrass, folk, some rock, some pop, some blues, praise and worship, gospel, southern gospel. I play acoustic guitar, electric lead, electric bass, or mandolin. I'm very proficient and committed to leaning tunes at higher level than just "Ah, That's Close Enough!" I've been in "Close Enough Bands" 10-15 times now and I'm only interested in playing with like minded players willing to strive to excel through practice and live application. NOTE: I come from a country/bluegrass music background and that's in my "Musical DNA" so anything I play/sing/back up generally comes from that foundation, if needed I can tone it down some but it's in there, it's just who I am. I've lead a few worship teams in my time, and local Bluegrass Bands over the years. Played ton's of shows and gigs, farmers markets, weddings, churches, city events, restaurants, clubs, private parties, smoke free environments only, looking to play out paying gigs maybe 2-5 times a month tops since I work full time, with pre-arranged set lists that can be perfected over time. I've played as a worship leader or the special singer in many many churches over the years and really like to apply my mandolin skills to contemporary worship tunes, that's a specialty of mine. e r p a r r e n t at att . ne t

Screen name:
eric1474380
Member since:
Aug 02 2020
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Just about everything 50's, 60's, 70's, 80, and 90's country, Haggard, Waylon, Randy, Vince, Marty Robins, Cash, John Denver, Steve Warner, Garth, George, Colin Ray... ... ...I love old & new bluegrass artist like The Bluegrass Album Band, Tony Rice, Blue Highway, Lonesome River band... ... ...I also like light vintage rock stuff like Kansas, REO, Fogelberg... ... ...but I would have to work on a lot of that stuff, and I'm willing to. I love old hymnals and church musicians were a major influence in my life getting started. Traditional southern gospel music from various artist. I just love acoustic oriented music, period.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Full PA with all the fixing, Martin D-28, Martin D-18, Ovation American Elite Standard, American Fender Strat with Lindy Fralin Split Rails Humbuckers, American Telecaster, Ernie Ball Sterling 4 String Bass, Deluxe Reverb, REASON, Vox, SWR, Rosa Mandolin.