jaswilsox
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I'm a Portland, Oregon guitarist, singer, songwriter, & music educator who has led/performed in bands & taught guitar since the 70s.

In '83, I graduated from Musicians Institute (GIT), where I learned from faculty including Keith Wyatt (The Blasters), Scott Henderson, & visiting faculty including Joe Pass, Robben Ford, & Larry Carlton.

In the late '80s, I started a family & made music a 'serious hobby.' In '91, I formed the 4-piece jazz/rock band The Working Stiffs (www.theworkingstiffs.com). With 2 albums (iTunes, Spotify) that band played at Portland-area venues &, for 8 years, was a premier act for Portland Parks & Recreation's Movies in the Park series.

I teach kids with mental health challenges as a volunteer for Trillium Family Health, & I host an annual Guitars-For-Kids fundraiser to buy instruments for kids who need them.

Having made room to travel, I've lately focused on bluegrass ('down-home fusion'), country, & blues jams, and open-mic nights to try out songs.

I'm ready to start a new band. I want to share the mic. I want things somewhere in that catch-all category of 'Americana' that includes classic rock, country, and blues.

Screen name:
jaswilsox
Member since:
Mar 03 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Beatles, Steely Dan, Stones, JJ Cale, Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earl, Justin Townes Earl, Chris Isaac, John Hiatt, Nick Lowe, Ry Cooder, Wood Bros, Avett Bros, Bros Comatose, Son Volt, Asleep at the Wheel, ...

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Ukulele:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Various acoustic & electric guitars, amps, recording & PA gear.

MUSIC