gary1479830
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I am a veteran musician who still gets excited by the prospect of making music. I have played throughout much of the United States, as well as countless stages across the world. I was a full time player until 2000 when, needing to pay the rent, I became a middle school teacher. I have just retired from that profession and now live in Lenexa, Kansas, where I’d like to explore new musical paths.

Screen name:
gary1479830
Member since:
Aug 31 2020
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

I’m basically a 50s, 60s, 70s, and early 80s dude, although I go even further back and occasionally forward. I’m a guitar player who has been influenced by Django Reinhardt, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mark Knopfler, and many others. My tastes gravitate toward R&B, British Invasion, Motown, Stax, Bob Dylan, The Band, The Beach Boys, surf music, Dire Straits, The Police, and other strangers.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I play a modified ‘58 Fender Strat through a Vox 60-watt Valvetronix amp with a stock Vox pedalboard. I sing through a Shure 58 mic. I drive a Toyota 4-Runner, which has been reliable as Old Faithful.