SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Steel guitar, Ukulele.
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:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
- Most available:
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.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
Nylon string guitars
Steel string acoustic guitars
Electric guitars / bass
Some acoustic amps
Moonbeam Track number: 8 Year: 2007 Album: Beach Buzz Instrumentals Genre: Acoustic
Smooth Acoustic. Happy lively uplifting, cheerful. Abundant finger picking on guitar with relatively sparse arrangement.
Thing-a-ma-jig Track number: 13 Year: 2007 Album: Beach Buzz Instrumentals Genre: Acoustic
Smooth Acoustic. easy going, breezy, mellow, dramatic in places. Busy and melodic. Blend of guitar finger picking, strumming and leads.
Lurking Incognito Track number: 9 Year: 2007 Album: Beach Buzz Instrumentals Genre: Blues
Blues. cool, busy, energetic, aggressive, foot tapping. Boogie beat with nice pedal steel guitar riffs.
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.