SEEKING

Acoustic Guitar.

ABOUT

I'm a retired professional musician who has done everything from touring with a rock band to performing as a full-time acoustic soloist, to playing with duos to trios. I've performed throughout the US and many parts of Europe and spent 10 years performing around Nashville. A notable stint includes playing lead guitar and singing lead vocals for four years with the USAF Rock Band. I can perform almost any genre but I'm planning on staying acoustic, at least for now. Not really looking but if the right acoustic player comes along who can also sing and harmonize I might be interested in a duo. That being said, don't be afraid to contact me if you have any ideas you might be working on. I'm also a songwriter with a tad of success but that's another story... (not looking to do bluegrass) BTW. Americana is cool. If I go electric again, I'll post it. I'm new to WV.

As a note: My music samples were written and recorded in Nashville while I was living there. They are very country. This is not indicative of what I now play though I do like most all genres.

Screen name:
ghays
Member since:
Jun 20 2018
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:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

James Taylor, Jim Croce, BTO. Beatles. Bob Seger. Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Santana. Loggins and Messina. Bad Company. Steely Dan. America. Kansas. Poco. Seals and Croft. Eagles. Tom Waits. Dan Fogelberg. Todd Rundgren, and I could go on forever... If it's good. It's good. Most of my influences come from the classic rock era seeing as how I was there when the whole thing all went down.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Harmonica:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Down to two acoustics. One is a 1986 Yamaha I've had since it was new. It's got lots of miles and I'm glad it can't talk. It may not be worth much on the open market, but it's priceless to me. The other is a Seagull Maritime Burnt Umber. I have a PA which is good for acoustic work.

MUSIC