Fingerstyle Guitarist
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Steel guitar, Ukulele.

ABOUT

During the last several years, my musical focus has been on learning a bunch of instrumental versions of classic rock songs from 60's and 70's from bands/musicians such as the Beatles, Beach Boys, Neil Young, James Taylor, The Who, etc. Currently, I know around 100 of these instrumental songs that I play fingerstyle on guitar, with about 30 songs being Beatles.

I help run a guitar club called the Association of Fingerstyle Guitarists and plan periodic events for the group. Through this organization, I've received a decent education about contemporary fingerstyle guitar players and various playing styles. Past membership with Taxi (and their annual conventions) also provided a foundational education on the music and recording business. I am a member of ASCAP.

Additionally, in the past, I composed about 25 original instrumental songs and recorded these songs in a commercial studio with professional producers to create two original CDs. Through promotional efforts, my CDs were played on couple hundred non-commercial college and community radio stations along with a number of NPR broadcasts. Through various music libraries, I have had a handful of song placements for TV & commercials.

When performing, I've play instrumental-only songs (no singing at all). I would be potentially interested in joining/forming a band or duo. It would be nice to interact with a compatible mix of musicians who know what they are doing and dig playing music to a deep extent.

Screen name:
Fingerstyle Guitarist
Member since:
Feb 19 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Mornings

Influences

Beatles, Genesis, Yes, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Neil Young, Carol King, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor - really just the whole golden age of classic rock. Motown had some awesome stuff too. Presently, I've been listening to some top notch solo guitar players like Tommy Emmanuel, Leo Kottke, Jeff Linsky, Preston Reed and Laurence Juber.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Nylon string guitars
Steel string acoustic guitars
Electric guitars / bass
Some acoustic amps
Some microphones

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Jeff will be one of many guitar players invited to play at the 2011 Annual Assoc. of Fingerstyle Guitarist performance event. Watch of additional info concerning location and price.

Association of Fingerstyle Guitarist performance event at the Grand Central Art Gallery, Cal. State Fullerton, 125 E. Broadway (walking prominade), Santa Ana, CA. Admission: $15

Performance by world class guitarist - Jeff Linsky (not the same Jeff with the bandmix page)
Check - JeffLinsky.com

Panel discussion on the placement of songs in Film/TV/Commercials by Jeff Findl, Liz Redwing, and another unnamed person. Also an open mic session for AFG members.