SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Banjo, Fiddle, Vocalist - Alto, Accordion, Ukulele.

ABOUT

Main instruments are elec bass, tuba, fingerstyle guitar and various Latin percussion. Bongos, guierro, clave, maracas, etc. Im very much an ear and feel player and a minimalist. I prefer jazz charts to reading notes.
Last year i visited Havana Cuba, and my whole musical orientation changed! Now i'm crazy about latin music! Especially Son Cubano and Salsa, which i've been getting my musical brain around...
I have been one of the regular bass players for years at the Monday night Jam at Capitol Cider. Also lots of percussion there. I learned bass in a black gospel church choir back in the '80's.

I really like "music of the people" And not about hatred. Music that uplifts people....Motown, blues, Country, Mexican, (tuba) Latin, standards, whatever. I took up tuba a few years back and now play that lots. But electric bass would be my main gig.
On tuba, it would be fun to find a girl who plays Ukulele or accordion and sings, preferably while hoola-hooping!

Screen name:
jim1050178
Member since:
Feb 02 2015
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week

Influences

George Jones, Stevie Wonder, Waylon Jennings, Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Tod rundgren, The Meters, Grateful Dead, Any Country, Prince, Rick James (I'm Rick James, Bitch!!!) all Motown, Laura Nyro, J Taylor, Beatles, ZZ top, Stones, Smokey Robinson!! The Stylistics, the Neville Bros, Music that's beautiful and ballsy at the same time. Anyone who plays music for the joy of humanity. If it's got soul, I like it. Music should be beautiful and make us feel our humanity.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate
Banjo:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Various basses and a tuba or 3 and a couple guitars. Lots of Latin percussion things.

MUSIC