Grandpa Dave
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Mandolin, Dobro, Trombone, Accordion, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

I want to jam and record just for fun.

ABOUT ME:
I am a solid and reliable rock, funk, and blues drummer. I also sing (a little) and dabble (very little) at several other instruments.

I love to play everything from James Brown/Motown/Stax classics to 80's bands like Night Ranger/Police/Journey/Tommy Tutone to classic rock like Skynyrd/Doobie Brothers/Eagles and anything else folks like to sing along and dance to.

I would love to jam with any local rock, blues, funk, soul, R&B, jazz, or reggae musicians that need a highly experienced drummer. I am also available on Saturdays & Sundays for fill/in substitute gigs if they are near Twin Falls.

I am NOT looking for a full time working band. If you want to play more than 2 or 3 Saturdays per month, I am not your guy. I might be the backup guy you have been looking for, though!

I'm highly reliable, keep pretty decent time for an amateur, and can play and get along with just about anyone so long as they are cool to others. You can ask any band I have played with.

HISTORY:

I originally came to Idaho in late 2000 and moved back home to Twin Falls in 2020 after 7 years working in Texas and Alabama. Those years away from home I had very few opportunities to play with others aside from a few times at a friend’s studio in Muscle Shoals. I tried to keep my chops up by playing along with recordings and backing tracks instead, which has really helped my time.

Since coming back home to Idaho I have had the good fortune to play with some great musicians in the Heath Clark Band since March of 2021.

Before moving to the Austin, TX area for work, I played in one of the busiest working bands in Southern Idaho for a couple of years. You can see an old promotional video on my profile. You can hear me sing lead on Jenny, Smoke on the Water, and maybe 1-2 others. It's nothing special but passable for a bar cover band. I also did (attempted?) lots of background vocals.

Before playing with Bert (RIP), Aaron, Bill & Eddie in BR/Medicine Man, I gigged with a great guitarist and singer from the Sun Valley, ID area, Jay Rath in a band called Electric Snack. Snack was a fun band that did a mix of covers and Jay's originals.

The band I was in before Snack was doomed to failure by Brandon the bass player/singer's insistence to label it with such an embarrassingly BAD name that I won't even say it here. It was a real privilege to play with 2 of the funkiest guitarists around - Pete Masaro & the one and only Jared Asay! We played some pretty funky stuff for small town dudes in Idaho. ;)

I've played literally hundreds of gigs with more than a dozen bands over the years and recorded a handful of times. I am completely OVER gigging and have no interest in full time working band membership. I'm mainly interested in collaborating with anyone who needs a solid and versatile drummer for recording and jamming purely for pleasure.

LOOKING FOR:
Singers, guitarists, bassists, keyboardists, horn players, harp players, pickers, grinners, and music lovers that enjoy hanging out, jamming, improvising, and maybe recording occasionally. We can have fun with some covers, jam along with backing tracks I have been working on in Garage Band, do rocked out or funky versions of old standards, or just jam & improvise.

Screen name:
Grandpa Dave
Member since:
Jul 27 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Musical Influences:
King's X
Led Zeppelin
Wolfmother
Stevie Wonder
George Clinton/Parliament/P-Funk All Stars
James Brown
The Isley Brothers
Bill Withers
Isaac Hayes
UPDATE: I've been loving some Manu Dibango lately, too!

Playing Influences:
John Bonham
Alex van Halen
Jerry Gaskill
Jeff Porcaro
Chad Smith
Bernard Purdie
Clyde Stubblefield
Roger Hawkins

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Intermediate
Acoustic Guitar:
Beginner
Bass Guitar:
Beginner
Keyboard:
Beginner
Electronic Music:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

I have a Roland electronic kit and pro cymbals. I have a Mac for GB and Main Stage. I also have a 12 channel mixer/USB audio interface and a few mics.
I have a few other instruments I'm still trying to learn, but don't consider myself proficient enough to play them in a band yet.

PERCUSSION:
Roland TD-4 V-Drums kit
Zildjian Gen16 eCymbals (14”, 18”, 20”) - FELLOW DRUMMERS: The electronics are LAME. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON GEN16s!
15" Paiste Giant Beat hats
18" & 20" Paiste 2002 crashes
18" Paiste 2002 China
24" Paiste 2002 Alex Van Halen signature "Reverend Al's Big Ride"
10" Paiste Alpha Splash
Roland SPD-S sampler

GUITARS:
Squier PJ Bass
6 string Seagull acoustic guitar
USB/MIDI guitar controller

BRASS/WIND:
Trombone
Clarinet
Flute

The vintage early 70's "Butcher Block" Ludwigs in many of the videos were originally owned by my greatest drumming mentor, Alan Williams. I got them for a steal from Alan in the 90's. I played them for nearly 3 decades, but before leaving Alabama to return home to Idaho I gifted them back to Alan, who has painstakingly restored them to their former glory. THANK YOU, ALAN!

CALENDAR

Past Events

Spud Cellar in Burley, ID w/ HCB

wedding w/ HCB

Barton’s Casino in Jackpot, NV w/ HCB

HCB

The Yard @ 2nd St. Market, TWF, ID w/ HCB

2nd South Market
(208) 261-2561
https://goo.gl/maps/QsNTGtLMhdhHmmrz7

Ground Round in TWF, ID w/ HCB

The GR
(208) 733-9665
https://goo.gl/maps/byhDHR9P8o2x54DNA

Jerome, ID Wedding Barn

Golf Course 6-9PM

HCB

HCB

HCB

Shoshone Fairgrounds

TWF 2nd St. Market w/ HCB

Oakley Fairgrounds

Buhl, ID

Wick’s Steakhouse in Declo, ID w/ HCB

HCB

HCB

Drumming for HCB @ Burley