forming new band




Seeking drummer:
I am an experienced musician (guitar and vocals), looking for a drummer to musically collaborate and pull together a new band. There is a keyboard player who I have played and gigged with for several years, who will join us.
Interests are with blues-based Americana rock (the jammier stuff): John Mayer, Clapton, Allmans....

I am seeking seasoned experienced musicians that are dynamic, can learn material quickly, drill the pocket and enjoy taking some artistic risks and exploring. Authenticity, vibe and the pocket is the key, not technical splash. Commitment is flexible, but start with a few rehearsals maybe once a week (or 3x per month) and start lining up gigs for perhaps once a month - this is all totally flexible.

Bands to cover is wide open, but if I had name a few I would start with: Clapton (JJ Cale), John Mayer Trio (not the soft voiced early stuff), Allman Bros, James Gang. My idea is not a loyal cover band, but rather a fresh or contemporary approach to some of the (pretty dated) bands I just listed.

I am based out of Warwick NY (Pine Island actually, a hamlet of Warwick) and have a nice, well equipped rehearsal and recording space (cold beer too).
If this sounds interesting to you please send me an email or give me a call: John at 845-238-8616

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Nov 18 2011
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Over 100
64 years


Allman Bros, Robben Ford, John Mayer, Dawes, Clapton, Chris Stapleton, Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Matt Scofield, ZZ Top, Ryan Adams.

Members Of Band

John - guitar and vocals


Nice rehearsal and recording space fully stocked with PA, at my house in Warwick NY.