SEEKING

Band to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist.

ABOUT

Howdy,

I'm a mature guitarist / songwriter in L.A., bordering Beverly Hills, south of WEHO.

I sing well (mid/high baritone to tenor), write lyrics and melodies, but I also have a stock of original instrumentals (cool progressions that never got lyrics). I'm looking for some interesting playing situations around my home base, Americana, old style country, classical R&B, something tasty and soulful. I'm interested to find some folks who are easy to work with for bluesy soulful-funky band. Looking for opportunities to sing lead. (310) 347-8579; redshirtguy2004

I currently play 2nd guitar for Prime Cut Blues, out of Burbank, about once a week. To see recent live performance videos, go to: ://.primecutbluesband/home.cfm

I am currently open to situations that are close to the West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Culver City, Koreatown areas.

I'm looking to play tasty, soulful music with interesting folks.

Screen name:
G D Truckbucket
Member since:
Jun 16 2010
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:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

The Band, Steely Dan, Ray Charles, Howlin' Wolf, Bela Bartok, Jeff Beck, Motown/Stax/Malaco (records), Merle Travis, Emitt Rhodes, Josef Haydn, Bernard Herrmann, The Everly Brothers, Lou Rawls, Tin Pan Alley, Top40 ('56 - '96), Ellington/Basie/Armstrong, Django Reinhardt, Henry Mancini, Burt Bacharach

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Mandolin:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Piano:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Les Pauls, Teles and Strats, oh my! Not much into pedals or 4x12 cabinets, thank you. I have my made-in-the USA rig(s) & my amazing el cheapo rig(s). I prefer to travel light, but I like to bring a few guitars, if there's room.

I have Fender & Ampeg amps, but I also use Bugera and Roland Cube amps (digital reverb onboard, don'tcha know). I have Gibson, Fender & Warmoth Partocaster guitars, plus some G&L and Xaviere guitars. I use Takamine & Seagull acoustic guitars.

I like guitars with big necks, big frets and big strings. On the other hand, I tend to favor smaller amps. I do favor Telecaster-type guitars at the moment, but I love to play acoustic also. I also play bass well, old school, including electric upright bass, 5 string, etc. I play good slide, lap steel & dobro (but not flashy and not Nashville style) and mandolin.

MUSIC