SEEKING

Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Saxophone.

ABOUT

Powerful blues harp player and blues lead vocalist in the Little Walter harp/Muddy Waters vocal tradition. Also an excellent harmonica player in all other styles. And a very competent keyboardist/synthesist/programmer, bass guitarist, electric violinist, background vocalist, drummer/percussionist. Berklee grad, composer, arranger and music technology expert (25 years as a Pro Sound/Musical Instrument Industry professional). Have played in everything from Polka bands to heavy metal bands, from all-original bands (in which I co-wrote) to all-cover bands and blues bands.

I am currently committed to a new prog/funk/blues jam-band that I recently started in June 2016 in the Concord/Bow area. We're focusing mostly on my originals and some select lesser heard classic rock and blues covers. We're 4 pieces so far; guitar/bass/drums/ and me on keys-violin-harmonicas-percussion. The bassist and I sing pretty well but we might be looking for a lead singer and/or a tenor or alto saxophonist soon.

Screen name:
FastFreddyJr
Member since:
Nov 06 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Little Walter, James Cotton, Paul Butterfield (harp) / Muddy Waters, Chris Cornell, Peter Gabriel (male vocals) / Cheryl Crow, Natalie Merchant, Patty Griffin (female vocals) / Jan Hammer, Bernie Worrell, Richard Wright, Yes, ELP, Styx (synth) / Tom Petty, Black Crowes, Leon Russell (piano/organ) / Jean-Luc Ponty, Jerry Goodman (violin) / Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Albert King (guitar) / Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins (bass) / bands: Pink Floyd, Gentle Giant, Soundgarden, Steely Dan, Coldplay, Genesis (with Gabriel), Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath, King Crimson, The Cars, Allman Bros, Kansas, Green Day, James Brown, Rage Against the Machine

Instrument experience:

Harmonica:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Violin:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Bass:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Fiddle:
Moderate
Accordion:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Kurzweil K2000 synth/sampler keyboard, Kurzweil K2000R synth/sampler rack unit, Ibanez SD bass guitar, 50+ custom/pro harmonicas, Barcus Berry 5-string electric violin, Peavy Strat, old Italian accordion, Hohner Melodica, Rhythm Tech percussion set, Lexicon PCM91 digital reverb, Lexicon PCM81 digital multi-effect processor, 5 Boss effect pedals, Dunlop Cry Baby Wah, 2 Shure SM58 mics, 1 Shure SM-57 mic, Audix Redball harp mic, Customized Green Bullet harp mic, 4 other custom-built bullet harp mics, Fender 4x10 Blues DeVille amp (for blues harp), Mackie 1202 mixer with Mackie TH-15a 300W powered speaker cab (for bass guitar, electric violin and keyboards), all the necessary stands, cables, DI's and accessories. Mac Mini with Logic DAW software and plug-ins.

MUSIC