Jacques Skutt


Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Other.


Did usual touring, hard rock in 60's and 70's. Got married, etc. and gave it up for over 30 years. Ready to get back into it. Rusty, but old skills are quickly returning. Overwhelmed by new technology and frankly miss the simplicity of old. Age and attitude has changed my preferences. I find lots of today's rock music to be repetitious and lacking in melody. Plugging into a Marshall stack at full volume just doesn't cut it anymore for me, Although nothing beats the rush of a live performance I love to sit in my studio, recording and arranging tracks, playing different instruments and slowly piecing together a new song. I do a solo blues act with backups recorded in my studio. I would, however, like to form a blues band comprised of very competent, virus-free musicians that would be open to performing both covers and original material. Ideally, musicians with studio experience or willing to collaborate in creating new blues pieces as well as performing live, would be perfect. I would prefer to do venues that are relatively local.

see jacquesskuttmusic.net for more info and bookings.

Screen name:
Jacques Skutt
Member since:
Jun 14 2015
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Roy Buchanan, Kenny Wayne Shepard. Liked old Alvin Lee and Johnny Winter. I like lots of unknowns from Europe. Internet radio is great! I take parts of songs from commercials, movie soundtracks or from under any rock when something perks my interest. I like to collaborate with others whether it's just sharing a riff, interesting chord progression, a catchy lyric, phrase or just an idea.
I'm working on lots of projects. I also do a live, solo blues act on the side. I try to stay away from the usual standards that everyone else plays. Probably not your usual "Village Playlist". Not dance music unless you're seriously depressed.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


I have several Gibson Guitars. I've recently sold some. Right now I use mostly an ES-335.for studio work, a Gibson Melody Maker that I bought new in '67 for live performances and an SG Junior for backup. I don't care much for the sound or feel of a Fender although I do have a vintage American Strat and a Telecaster. I have 12 guitars, 7 amps, synth, a multitude of pedals and a compulsive hoarding disorder when it comes to musical gear. I use Studio One DAW. My studio is pretty well equipped with all the needed instruments and gizmos to make a decent recording. I'm addicted to YouTube instructional videos. If it wasn't for my wife, I'd probably live in my studio.