SEEKINGBand 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.
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 (.theworkingstiffs). 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.
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- Member since:
- Mar 03 2017
- Active within 1 week
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 1 night a week
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, ...
- Vocalist - Tenor:
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Acoustic Guitar:
- Background Singer:
Various acoustic & electric guitars, amps, recording & PA gear.
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