Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano.


Lifelong player, bass is my primary instrument, not the one I picked up because the band already had two guitarists. . Extensive experience which began playing as a teenager in the '60's in the Chicago "garage band" circuit playing the various teen clubs throughout the suburbs, battles of the bands, and radio station sponsored "record hops". Of late, "on call" as the second or third player a number of local blues guys call to fill in when their regular bass player can't make it, and have played gigs at venues large and small. A familiar and respected face on the local blues jam circuit, having played with some of the best local people around, A fast learner, (if I don't know the song the first time, I'll definitely know it the next time) attitude and drama-free, and can keep up and provide a strong, solid low end without accompanying musical acrobatics

I'm willing to make a dedicated commitment to a permanent and stable situation which has direction, but also available to be a back-up guy. Smart enough to know this will never be a career, I have what amounts to a pretty full life with my real job, family and friends, and other interests, but I'm more than willing to put myself out there on a regular basis., NOT A JOBBER!!!! but rather, a dependable, skilled player with a lifetime love of the hobby

Virtually no ego here, and NO noticeable drama. Short of the grey hair I've had since I was 30, my appearance and attitude are not even close to what my chronological age would suggest. Drug-free environment preferred, same goes for heavy drinking or inappropriate behavior while practicing or gigging. And smoke free would be nice, but I'm realistic enough to understand the nature of this hobby and that a lot of it winds up at bars and such and not health clubs, Bottom line, no bad habits and am really not looking to develop any at this stage of my life, but what you do on your own time is obviously your business.

Okay to contact jkap822 at Gee Mail. You know how to connect the dots.

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Member since:
Aug 28 2012
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


ALL old as well as modern Chicago blues, as well as updates from the masters. Early Stax and Motown. Jamerson and Babbitt because....enough said. Jack Bruce and Bill Wyman for their ability to bring jazz improv into the fold. Duck Dunn, Lee Sklar, Nathan East and Willie Weeks for their ability to do exactly and only what the song needs and keep everything in context. If you can immediately identify what 2120 S. Michigan Avenue was, then we're definitely on the same page. Not into metal, hair, or head banging. Fine for some, not for me.

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Fender P-bass, my oldest bass ('66 Hofner Beatle) for its value (both $$ and sentimental) which I still love to play but seldom leaves home. Fender acoustic bass. A Martin acoustic six string for fun. GK MB115-II, with 410 powered extension cabinet.