ABOUT

HI, name's John. I play guitar and sing. I was trying to find some practice partners here for improvisation but I can't seem to really fit that into an already busy playing/practice schedule. So, until I can find the time, I'll leave my profile up to help promote my band (Redline) and duo (Retro). Please scroll down to my calendar below if your interested in checking us out, be happy to meet you. All the live audio I've posted are from Redline. The "Crossroad" vid is from a band I was in 10 years ago. Keep playing and best of luck.

Regarding the "Bodhissatva" vid I posted, I could have recorded a better mix and quality of it from my pc, but for the purposes of this site, live and unedited is probably the most honest or , one might say, least suspicious. So, that's me in the rough, mistakes and all with no studio polish. It was a second take, I messed up the lyrics on the first one.
Also, for what it's worth, the background track is something I made about 14 years ago using Cakewalk software mostly. I dug it out of mothballs to use here since it's it features so much guitar.

Screen name:
john1230232
Member since:
Aug 26 2017
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Main musical influences would be Beatles, Stones, Who, Hendrix, Clapton, Santana, Zepplin, Deep Purple, Yes, King Krimson, James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, early Chicago, Steely Dan, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Tower of Power, EW&F, Prince, Beethoven, Bach, Stravinsky, Carl Neilsen, Legeti, Segovia, Charlie Christian, Jim Hall, Larry Carlton, Chet Atkins, Pat Methany, Allan Holdsworth, SRV, BB King, Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Chris Potter, The Police, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails, Tommy Emmanuel, plus educators Rick Beato and Mick Goodrick's book "The Advancing Guitarist"

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Main Electric guitar: Line 6 James Tyler Variax
Main Acoustic guitar: Larivee LSV-11
Main Amp: 2 Tech 21 power engines
Main Effects: Line 6 Helix
Various mics, montiors, mixers, stands, etc.
Cakewalk Sonar Platinum Software

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