SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard.
Grew up near Houston, TX. After graduating high school in 1964,, I started playing drums professionally with an R&B/Pop group 6 nights a week in Houston.. After about 6 months, I got a road gig for a year in 1965, with steel guitarist Herb Remington, but then got caught up in the Viet Nam War. A government program called the draft gained my attention, and prompted my becoming a full time student at The Ohio State University in Aug, 1965. While a student at OSU in Columbus, OH from Aug, 1965 to May, 1969, I played with soul, blues, and jazz groups. I enlisted in the US Air Force in July,1969 and playing music was then limited to the occasional gig when on leave until 1976 when I was honorably discharged from the Air Force. Since that time, I have been performing with R&B, country, classic rock, and jazz groups for many years in a semi pro status while toiling away at my day gig in telecom operations with OCLC, Inc and Exxon Mobil, from whom I retired in 2010. I moved to Colorado Springs in Jan, 2011.
I believe that listening to your fellow players and matching dynamics is an indispensable part of playing well in a band.. I understand the basics of reading drum charts, but I try not to let that get in the way of my playing.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Jan 20 2011
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 1 time per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Favoirite Drummers: include Buddy Rich, Joe Morello, Sonny Payne, Jack Sperling, Steve Gadd, Russ Kunkel, Grady Tate, and Louis Belson
Other Musicians: Jimmy Smith, George Shearing, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz,, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Mann, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, James Brown, Howard Roberts, The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, CCR, Blood Sweat & Tears, Earth Wind & Fire, Hank Williams, Sr & Jr, Asleep at the Wheel, Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker.
Gretch acoustic drums and stage stuff, Roland electronic kit for practice.
Benefit for Waldo Canyon Fire victoms.