John Heinz


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Flute, Other, Mandolin, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass, Cello, Electronic Music.


I'm hoping to find people to jam with, it doesn't have to be a serious act, though doing a paying gig once in a while would be nice. Hoping to be able to switch instruments from time to time, since I play guitar, bass, hand drums and harmonica. I enjoy blues, jazz, rock, folk, electronica, celtic, space, ambient, new age, ballads, many others. Play many styles, from Leo Kottke to Joe Satriani. I'm a Luthier, I build and repair guitars, build speaker cabs, some percussion devices, have repaired concert harps professionally. Good vocal range, I can copy styles of other vocalists. I've been told I "channeled" Van Morrison, and Bobby Darin, they thought that the record was on. I Prefer accompaniment on new/original music, improvisational. I can be contacted at tymlaird__, or see my page at s://./jheinz2

Screen name:
John Heinz
Member since:
Sep 22 2005
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Joe Satriani, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Eric Johnson, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Jerry Garcia/Greatful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Todd Rundgren, McKinley Morganfield, Dave Brubeck, Steve Morse, Mike Oldfield, Steeleye Span, Pink Floyd, Igor Stravinsky, Leo Kottke, Hawkwind, the Tubes, Michael Manring, Oregon, Zappa, Stones, Little Feat, Mack Rebenack, Loreena McKennit, The Doors, Pentangle, Tangerine Dream, John McLaughlin, Sonny Boy Williamson, Robert Johnson, Return to Forever, J.S. Bach, PDQ Bach, RUN C&W, Jefferson Airplane, Captain Beefheart, Touch, Tonto's Expanding Headband, David Bromberg, Howlin' Wolf, and so many more.

Instrument experience:

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Lead Guitar:
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Background Singer:
Other Percussion:


Several modified Strats and similar guitars, a Telecaster, several custom guitars I built, several repaired guitars. Gibson BFG Les Paul modified, Gibson SG modified, Squire Stagemaster with different pickups, Dan Armstrong plexiglass, First Act ME302 modified, National dobro, Kramer Striker modified, M. Horabe classical, Fender acoustic 12 Shenandoah, Fender Telecoustic, LAG Emperator Stage 200 modified. Harmonicas, Alvarez 6 string acoustic, 2 Small PA, 2 Rack amp & effects, Marshal 50 watt tube combo, Fender blackface Bandmaster modified (86 watts), Roland JC 120 and micro cube, Peavey Renown solo, Peavy TNT 130 bass, Line 6 spider 2, Carvin pro bass 500+ fender 2-15 JBL cab, Fender P bass, Steinberger style bass and guitar, toneport, a mic collection, yorkville combo, RP1 with Dynaco super 70 and 2 single 12" speakers, and a few other things. Have a pretty good collection of hand percussion; Bodhrans, djembes, a bougaribou, rain sticks, bongos, assorted shakers and noise makers. Also have a big 42" kettle drum that is like a pow wow drum. I build a style of fiberglass djembe based on the golden mean ratio.