Gitpickin George
CONTACT

SEEKING

Accordion, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, 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 took a long hiatus and got back into the gig scene in 2011 on. Have delved into a plethora of styles and collecting their unique techniques along the way. I have done studio work, played live for all kinds of venues. Now , I try to commit to fine dining and private events. I last had a 9-month gig in Peoria and did the guitar work for a jingle for a commercial played in theaters. I can commit to playing on a steady basis; yet would prefer the Tempe-Chandler-Mesa area. Am a committed family man, My niche is arrangement and composition. I don't have the voice that I once did, so I am a solo instrumentalist and do many of my own renditions of classics. From Bach to Beatles to Jazz Standards and Brazilian, etc. etc. Am particularly looking for another guitarist in the same vein. I am sure we can redefine the acoustic duo in the 21st. Century! I am also open to create a duo with a keyboardist, or a female vocalist for jazz, and vintage popular standards. Please send text to 520-635-3742

Screen name:
Gitpickin George
Member since:
Dec 30 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Beatles, all Rock genre from 60's to 70's. Flamenco (Carlos Montoya, Sabicas),
Chet Atkins, Christopher Parkening, 60's Brazilian scene, Tommy Tedesco, Joe Pass, Barney Kessel, Motown Funk Bros., Gospel, World Music scene, various periods of English folk music, Latino, Bach and other Baroque composers.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Banjo:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Violin:
Beginner
Keyboard:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Guitars (left handed): Hofner classical, Taylor 114 CE acoustic, Ibanez AG95, banjo,
Fender Acoustisonic amp, various effects, mic and stands