Jim Ulrich
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Other, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass.

ABOUT

"Youthful"-yet-older blue-eyed soul brother/old hippie. Experience with various working bands doing vintage R&B, classic rock, roots & country-rock, and traditional old-school country. Fairly eclectic tastes with current leanings toward the broad spectrum of "Americana". Prefer playing at low to moderate volume with emphasis on good dynamics. Non-smoker. Can sing an occasional lead. Harmonize well. Good organizational and project management skills. Open to jamming but prefer more focused collaboration on simple, clean, tight, tasteful arrangements with definite starts, breaks and endings, and incorporating 2 to 4 part vocal harmony when appropriate. My ideal ensemble consists of BASS, lead guitar, keyboard (with piano and organ settings) and/or a second guitar...and, of course, drums. Like to play out, especially for community events, corporate and private events and music festivals, though also wiling to play some bars. Available to serve as a fill-in drummer. Retired and divorced so my time is mostly my own. Can provide smallish space for jamming or practice at subdued volume, although any neighbor complaints would put a stop to that. I can be reached using jim at jimulrich dot net or via Fb.

Screen name:
Jim Ulrich
Member since:
Feb 11 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Early influences include "British Invasion" bands, then old school R&B artists like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, James Brown, Sam & Dave and the like. Later influences include Gram Parsons, Boz Skaggs (his non-commercial stuff), Van Morrison, Delbert McClinton, Taj Mahal, Bob Dylan (electrified), The Band, The Byrds (their country period), Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt....to name a few. Current obsession is "Americana" but still dig the funky stuff and traditional jazz

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Intermediate
Background Singer:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Dixon Fuse 4 piece "bop kit". Vintage (1969) 5-pc Rogers Holiday kit. PureCussion Rimset kit. Cajon and found object based "folk drum kit" and a recently assembled compact "minimalist" kit. Zildjian & Sabian cymbals. (See photos). Full array of sticks, brushes, bundled rods and drum muting accessories. Electro Voice ND767a mic & boomstand with gooseneck. I also own a Tascam 4 channel digital recorder and Zoom Q4n Combo video/2 channel digital recorder.