Jafar Thorne
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ABOUT

I'm a singer-songwriter, play most things with strings to varying degrees of proficiency, but I'm strongest on guitar. I like music with a message, or that makes you think, good poetry, political and spiritual themes. I grew up a Deadhead, so that music, and that approach to music are very integral to me.

I've been solo for quite a few years and would like to be in a band again. I don't want to lead one however, the more collaborative the better. I can sing lead and I love singing harmony equally. I have very eclectic tastes, but the music I've made has been largely in the indie-folk vein. I'm not married to any one style. I've got extensive stage and studio experience.

Screen name:
Jafar Thorne
Member since:
Feb 28 2016
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Anais Mitchell, Ani DiFranco, The Band, The Beatles, Bill Withers, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bonobo, Bruce Cockburn, Cat Stevens, The Cinematic Orchestra, Cowboy Junkies, CSN, Dr. John, Emmylou Harris, Fela Kuti, GRATEFUL DEAD, Greg Brown, Jackson Brown, Jane's Addiction, Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, John Hartford, John Prine, Joni Mitchell, Led Zeppelin, Leonard Cohen, Little Feat, Louis Armstrong, Marvin Gaye, The Meters, Miles Davis, Nick, Drake, Nina Simone, Parliament, Paul Desmond, Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Ray Charles, Richard Thompson, Talking Heads, U2, Van Morrison, The Velvet Underground, Wilco

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Vocalist - Soprano:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate
Other:
Moderate
Vocalist - Alto:
Moderate
Banjo:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Custom Martin D35, PRS Hollow-body, Custom Fender Mustang, Custom ESP Stratocaster, HWY1 Telecaster, Carvin AE185 (w/MIDI controller), Hofner Vintage '58 Bass, HWY1 PBass, Wildwood Exotic Wood Series Banjo, Eastman Mandocello, Tacoma Mandolin,