Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Mandolin, Dobro, Trombone, Steel guitar, Upright bass.


Well-versed, soulful, subtle rock drummer trying to find an estbl band or other expr musicians who know how to play well, are interested in making truly original music, and know things like who Ian Hunter, Herbie Flowers, Dennis Davis, and Mick Ronson are (were).
Some drummers I really like: Nigel Olsson, Ringo Starr, Jim Keltner, Levon Helm, John Guerin, Jim Gordon, Stanton Moore, Aynsley Dunbar, Matt Helders, Philly Joe Jones, Dale Griffin, John Siamos, Joey Baron, Al Foster. If you've never heard of them, you're likely not interested in what I can offer -- groove, touch, taste. I can play a number of styles, although I don't really have any decent jazz chops.
Today's uberdrummers are impressive on some level, but ultimately leave me cold.
call me at 346-320-7051

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Member since:
Nov 01 2016
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:


some bands I listen to: Todd Rundgren, Mott The Hoople, Oasis, Miles Davis, The Band, Helmet, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Galactic, The Stooges, Stevie Wonder, and Poco, to name a few. I do like newer and current bands, too, of course; I usually don't list them as influences. I have some formal training, but I am a style guy rather than a technique freak. I have many years of playing experience with semi-pro bands and studio recording. I've played with some well-known Houston rock bands over the years. Recently I played for the band Charlie and the Regrets, but now want to find some new bands to play with or at least start gigging . Venues Charlie and the Regrets played over the past 2 ½ years -- House of Blues (Crossroads and Upstairs), Firehouse Saloon, Continental Club, Last Concert Cafe, Poodies Hilltop Roadhouse, Adair's Saloon etc Recorded a 'home made' EP New Night in winter 2014 with Charlie and the Regrets. See videos on be..I am available for practice, gigging, and recording almost any night of the week. Finally, I have a rehearsal studio at Francisco at W Bellfort, not the one downtown. It's got a PA, a few vocal mics, a small mixer, a Yamaha keyboard and lots of drums.

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Six drumsets:
- Slingerland c.1970s
- Gretsch, c.1960s
- Ludwig (maple/poplar/maple), c.1970s
- Premier, c.1970s
- PDP/DW, Concept Series Classic Wood Hoop kit, 2015
- Ludwig Vistalite (blue), c.1970s
- djembe, bongos, tamborines, cowbells, claves, maracas etc