Gytaryst
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Lifelong musician. I started on the piano when I was 5 and switched to guitar when I was 6. I played in cover bands my entire adult life; rock, southern rock, pop, country... starting in high school, (1975). In 2014. I got out of the 3 piece band I was in because it just wasn't fun anymore. For the first time in my life I didn't immediately start looking for another gig. Instead, I decided to take a break and enjoy other things. It was nice having Friday and Saturday nights off for a change.

That was now almost 7 years ago. That desire and passion for playing that I've had as far back as I can remember, seems to be gone. Those who know me are surprised by that, but no one is more surprised than me.

I miss performing. I miss jamming with a full band. I wouldn't mind getting together and making some noise (for old times sake). And if there's a laid back, casual, occasional band of guys that don't take themselves too seriously I wouldn't mind a casual commitment. I've always played for the love of playing and for the love of music - NEVER for the money. Unfortunately I've never been in a band where at least 1 or 2 of the members weren't in it STRICTLY for the money. They usually took themselves way too seriously and more often than not were the weakest musicians in the lineup. I think that unfortunate aspect of it all had a lot to do with my losing he passion.

I'm retired and I like being retired. I'm not looking to turn music into a part-time income again. I do miss jamming though.

Screen name:
Gytaryst
Member since:
Feb 04 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Lynyrd Skynrd, Bad Co., The Eagles, CCR, Johnny Cash, Toby Keith, Third Day

Instrument experience:

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

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