Hodgestic
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Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, 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

If interested, follow me--eventually, I'll purchase the messaging service. Videos coming soon...they won't be great quality, but they'll do.

Here's the deal:
I want to give people hope, happiness, and, to quote the Newsboys "Love, Liberty, Disco". But first, I want to create songs of intention and purpose. Yes, I am a Christian, and I'd prefer to gather with Christians not to be exclusive but to be a part of community.

You'll see in my references what I like, but I'll explain why I've listed these. Plain and simple, they created songs (particularly acute to the mid-90's to mid-00's era) that were quite honest about failing, yearning, and (for the Christian ones) spreading the message of reconciliation and hope in an exciting way, like it should be.

Contemporary P&W is quite boring; sure, there might be some deep (and perhaps solid) theology behind the songs, BUT let's be honest: there aren't many stained-glass windows being created.

If you have a further question of what that means, it's simply that stained-glass windows were created to share the gospel message (yes, I acknowledge the historical church's failings and hypocrisies) to a people who, in all likelihood, couldn't read--let alone Latin (which was the language of the bible as read by priests) nor did they have/were allowed to have a personal bible.

That being said:
For the project I most desire to do, I'd like our projects to touch the themes expressed earlier with the acknowledgment both that Jesus expressed such concern (i.e. for forgiveness and reconciliation) and that our hope, within ourselves, is to be shouted to people and allow their worship to be filled with gladness.

Screen name:
Hodgestic
Member since:
Apr 19 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Where my home is:
Tobymac, DC Talk, Audio Adrenaline, Newsboys, Third Eye Blind, Better Than Ezra, some Smash Mouth, basically the pop-rock alternative from '95-'05...not a Gin Blossoms, U2, or Coldplay fan, though.
3EB, Newsboys, AA, BTE is in the wheelhouse of what I'd love to produce.

What I also love to practice:
NeedtoBreathe, Marc Broussard, Jason Mraz, Dave Barnes, Matt Wertz, Dave Matthews, Tristan Prettyman, KT Tunstall, and Sara Bareilles' first cd, lol
I'm sure this can tell you what I like to practice.

Last stuff that I enjoy practicing as a bass player:
N'Dambi, Jill Scott, Erykah Badu, etc. Anything from the neo-soul area.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

I keep my rig simple unless I absolutely need to add to it:
Ibanez BTB-675
TC-Electronics Bass Amp (2x10's)
Boss ME-50B