jim1022559
CONTACT

SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Accordion.

ABOUT

I'm a vocalist that has been singing since I could talk... I've been in two moderately successful local bands back in the '90's; both bands recorded demos and we played gigs all over central Pa... Anywhere from backyard parties to the '96 battle of the bands at Wonderful Wanda's in front of about 4-500 people. Both bands averaged about 4-6 gigs a month.

I haven't played in a while... I fooled around with a bunch of guys about three or four years ago... Just a garage band thing. We played a couple of parties. That's about it.

I did a lot of screaming and higher stuff way back when... Some growling too... not into that anymore and couldn't pull it off anymore if i tried. What I lost in range, I have learned to make up for by using what i have in a soulful way. See my Influences to see what I've been listening to lately.

What I'm looking for is just a bunch of ordinary people of above average ability to jam with... Covers and maybe originals... I haven't written in years but if the music gets good, it might re inspire me. Just a jam band in the garage and we will see what happens down the road.

I am a Christian who has sung worship for about the last 17 years in church, every Sunday. I'm not a Bible Thumper... I'm not afraid to talk about it but I'll be the last person to push it on you. You will hear foul language. I do drink alcohol occasionally... Sometimes at bars even. I am not a judgmental prick who will condemn everything you do... So please don't let my faith throw you.

I've recently experienced a tragic loss... My wife of nearly 14 years passed away nearly 2 months ago... I need something to focus on and the last time I remotely felt like this, playing music helped me get through.

Contact me via text at OneSeven17Five82Sixty2Fifty6

Screen name:
jim1022559
Member since:
Aug 24 2014
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
20
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

From way back...Classic/Southern Rock, Hard Rock... Heavy on the Blues and Bluesy Rock, Heavy Metal.

Currently, I've been listening to a lot of Chris Stapleton, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Marcus King Band, Sunday Valley, The Jompson Brothers, Sturgil Simpson, Garry Clark Jr., Joe Bonamossa, JJ Grey & Mofro, Taj Mahal... And two of my top 5 favorite acts of all time are ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

I'm influenced by so much it would take too much of my time and space to write it all out here. If you're interested in jamming with us, we will talk influences later.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I currently have nothing but a Cajon, a couple of bass guitars (of which I'm only good enough to fool around on... And I can't play and sing at the same time) and a small practice amp. If I find some people with space and a desire to get together twice a month, I could be persuaded to purchase a PA and mics. I need to see interest first.
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