SEEKINGVocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Saxophone.
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:
- Member since:
- Nov 06 2010
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
- Most available:
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
- Other Percussion:
- Vocalist - Bass:
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Bass Guitar:
- Background Singer:
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.
Fast Freddy harp on Stormy Monday
Fast Freddy harp on Stormy Monday Track number: 1 Year: 2004 Genre: Blues
I won a contest on BluesHarp.org for this entry.
Freeway Jam_CYL 8-3-13
Freeway Jam_CYL 8-3-13 Year: 2013
Live jazz-rock fusion keyboard example. I'm playing a Rhodes-style electric piano and a MiniMoog-style lead synth. The keyboard mix is a little loud due to the close location of the recording device.