John Hurtado


Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Fiddle, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello, Electronic Music.


25+ years experience as guitarist(primary)/ bassist(also primary)/keyboardist/ educator/ composer and expert sound design engineer--have worked as a Sound Design Engineer for Kurzweil Music Systems for 10+ years. Fluent and comfortable in most styles, but also don't mind ripping faces off with loud fire-breathing guitar, if need be. Not an off-the cuff mad improvising keyboardist, but can play well and improvise well if practicing and rehearsed.

Screen name:
John Hurtado
Member since:
Feb 04 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week


Guitarists: Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eddie Van Halen, Merle Travis, Brent Mason, John Scofield, Oz Noy, SRV, Brad Paisley, Jerry Donahue, Nile Rodgers, Prince, Jimmy Nolan, Lenny Breau, Steve Morse, Joe Satriani, all the good roots and Americana guys, all the good metal guys, and on and on....

Bass: You know I'm gonna say it--Jaco Pastorius, Chuck Rainey, Tal Wilkenfeld, Thundercat, Squarepusher, James Jameson, or any of the good people in any style at all.

Keys: Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, George Duke, Cick Corea, Theloneus Monk, etc.

Electronic: Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Squarepusher, Toro y Moi, Deadmau5, Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia,Hudson Mohawke, Bonobo, Lindstrom, Mouse on Mars, etc etc etc....

So many more across every style but I gotta stop.


Instruments: 2 G&L ASAT Teles modded(Duncans), 1 G&L ASAT Special (Chambered), 1 Nashville Tele modded(Duncans), hot-rodded G&L Legacy(Duncans), Jeff Beck Signature Strat with Joe Barden pickups, a rebuilt David Gilmour-style Strat with Custom Shop '69's, Epiphone Dot w/ Duncans, one-off First Act fretless guitar (awesome!), Les Paul w/ Duncan Antiquities, Frankenstrat Levinson Blade, Ibanez Bass, Kurzweil K2000 and PC2X, beater acoustic--but willing to splurge if right situation comes along.

Software: Reason 8, ProTools 9, Logic Pro X, and a bunch of other stuff.

Pedals: Im a total gear dork--I've got dozens of boutique pedals that can influence dynamics or give me any sound or effect you've ever heard or can think of. Depending on the gig, I configure accordingly.

Amps: Reworked '84 Marshall JCM 800 100W Combo, reworked '78 Fender Twin, Vox AC15 Greenback, Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb amp, Fender Prosonic Combo. Can run in stereo, if needed/ desired.