Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica.


Guitarist/Song Writer (sorry, no vocals.) looking to start a new band, or an established band seeking new directions. Formally from the Chicago area, now transplanted to the Southern Illinois area near Springfield.

I am a seasoned professional guitarist, I've preformed with numerous major bands during my 50+ years including Arson (Scotti Bros. Records.) Angry Weasel, The Boyzz (From Illinoizz 3rd version) and countless Blues Bands. Some of the great people I've been honored to share the stage with;

Aerosmith, Eric Burdon and the Animals, Brian Auger, Joan Baez, Black Oak Arkansas, Richie Blackmore (Deep Purple), Blue Oyster Cult, Blues Brothers Horn Section, Savoy Brown, The Buckinghams, Cactus, Cheap Trick, Creedance Clearwater, Rick Derringer, Detroit, Karla DeVito, Lefty Dizz, The Doobie Brothers, Dr. Hook, Enuff Z'Nuff, Ellen Foley, Rory Gallagher, Guess Who, Heart, Anne Hills, Catfish Hodge, John Lee Hooker, Ian Hunter, J. Geils Band, James Gang, Joan Jett and Lita Ford (The Runaways), Judas Priest, Kansas, Albert King, Manfred Mann, Steve Marriott (Humble Pie), Dave Mason, Meatloaf, Steve Miller, Nazareth, NRBQ, Ted Nugent, Robert Palmer, Iggy Pop, Quicksilver, Rare Earth, Ratt, REO, Mick Ronson (David Bowie), Rush, Michael Smith, Jimy Sohns (The Shadows of Knight), Ruby Star, Status Quo, John Kaye & Steppenwolf, Styx, Jon Hiseman's Tempest, Tower of Power, George Thorogood, Pat Travers, Triumph, Leslie West (Mountain), UFO, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, ZZ Top and more...

****PLEASE, if you're going to contact me, have something I can listen to or see. It doesn't do either one of us any good and I honestly don't want to waste each others time.*****

More tunes and info can be found at,
S ounDc lOuD dot CoM/john-abel-949837645/tracks

*NOTE* My subscription has run out, please send any audio, video or messages to: johnabel611 AT Ya hoo dot COM

*UPDATE 2022. In 2020 I underwent a disastrous cancer surgery that cased a pulmonary embolism that not only killed me for over 12 minuets, but also caused brain trauma that caused me the loss of the ability to walk and more importantly the ability to play. I've had to reteach my self both. I have recovered most of my ability to bot walk and play, but I still struggle with both.

The video called "My Recovery" is an example of where I'm at now, please don't judge. Any questions, just send me a message. Thanks!

Screen name:
Member since:
Apr 22 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:


Gibson & Fender Guitars

Bogner, Vox, Marshall, Hiwatt and Fender Amps