jack1375616
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello.

ABOUT

Retired farmer. Main musical passion is writing. Main passion is my 3 year old granddaughter, my new grandson, and the outdoors. I love the Lord and work him into my songs pretty often, but not always. I fingerpick most songs, strum some with thumb or claw hammer style. Would really like to get with 1 to 4 other folks (could not care less what race, age, or gender) and play at any type venue where crowd is there to listen. I can sing on key, sorta, occasionally, limited range, struggle with chronic hoarseness, but I truly love it. I’ve written quite a few songs, made a few demos, and have a gazillion unfinished ones lying around, and recently released my first CD, “RAIN AND BOWS” by Jocko and friends. Please listen on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, several more. You may decide you’d rather listen to fingernails on chalkboards. Working on releasing a second one in spring 2021. Got a late start after retiring, by I write every day and mainly play my own music. I have only co-written a couple of times, but really enjoy it. I recently moved to Oxford, Ms from northwest Tn.Wanna have fun, meet easy-going musicians and vocalists and see what happens. I would love to find some folks that enjoy playing original, folky, bluegrassy, Americana music, start out practicing, playing locally, and see what happens. No drama, jealousy, or serious problems that sometimes seem to plague musicians. I wanna have fun, and hopefully find a cult following for a little different sound than what is being played on radio. Thanks for reading and any interest. God bless.

Screen name:
jack1375616
Member since:
Jun 16 2019
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

John Prine, Townes Van Zandt (shock!), Willis Alan Ramsey, Kris Kristofferson, John Fullbright, Emmylou Harris, Darrell Scott, Johnny Cash, Robert Earl Keene, James Taylor, J.J. Cale, Kate Wolf, Doc Watson, Jeffrey Foucault, B.W. Stevenson, Mac Macanally, Adam Carroll, Jeffrey Martin, Jackson Brown, Hank Williams, Sr., Colter Wall, Nanci Griffith, Bobby Bare, Hoyt Axton, Lyle Lovett, Ian and Sylvia, Patti Loveless, Alison Kraus, Tony Joe White, Nickel Creek, and of course Merle and George and Willie.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Banjo:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Martin 00018 acoustic/electric guitar, old 5 string banjo (can’t remember brand).