JD Rockefeller
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LOOKING for Singer Songwriter Player type collaborations, probably post 40 yo, to create original SOUNDING material. Looking to balance Audience-Accessible with Not-The-Same-Songs.

Personal Chronology is:
British Invasion Psychedelic Country-Rock Fusion New Wave Pub/Rebel Rock New-Electric Blues - Now retired and aging backwards into a second childhood where it's thirds, sevenths, and what're the drummer - and crowd - doing with their feet?

HINT: Leave your contact info in your profile, making contact so much easier. Mine is JDRuKiddingMe at g mail.

Screen name:
JD Rockefeller
Member since:
Apr 04 2006
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Abba to Zappa.

Here's a short list of "tunes" I'm practicing this week. For these tunes (and others I've worked out), I'm pretty specific in my note/left/right hand placement. For covers I toy with just where they go - and I can play chords with different voicings; imagine that.

For No One (G) Beatles
Moonlight Drive (G-A-G) Doors
Watching the Wheels (C + 10%) Lennon
Day Drinking (E) Original
Spring Open (E) Original

I should note, if it's "me", the meaning of the tune matters greatly (usually, not always, sometimes other elements are the turn on). If I'm backing someone, it's your deal, I'm there to make you sound good.

Bass Wise - I'm fairly fluid, "Smooth" is the complement most often heard, probably because I've played it a lot more than the 6-string. While I am enjoying the guitar these days, here's a short list of "bass tunes" I sometimes play as a solo act.

My Opening Farewell (D) Browne
Playboy in Outer Space (C) DADA
Powderfinger (D) I like the Beat Farmers Version
Take These Chains From My Heart (D) Roseanne’ version
(What's So Funny About) Peace Love And Understanding (G) Robbin Fords's take

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I used to play the EUB (still can), that's where these older pictures are from - but these day's I'm having fun again with the horizontal - bass and electric guitar ... and ... no pictures.

Vocals
Lead if the key can be moved; I'm real good at harmony.

Small but Good PA
Small Home Studio, learning how to run it.
Little Pick-up Truck, drives well