SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Steel guitar, Accordion.
I play guitar (electric), pedal steel, bass and a little keyboard.
I also do a thing where I play bass and guitar simultaneously on a special instrument I've cooked up. I call it "dual-range guitar"
Have played a lot of styles. Right now interested in:
• "Post-Rock" instrumental music in the style of 'Pell Mell'. NOT the dirge-y Post-Metal stuff or the loop-based electronic kind. More melody/groove-based. Like an atmospheric Booker T & the MGs. (Other bands I might cite besides Pell Mell would be Steelism, Mattson 2 and 'Friends Of Dean Martinez'.)
• Country - Retro honky-tonk or some kind of Alt that's a bit twisted (Handsome Family?). Would love to hook up with a singer who sounds like a bullfrog (Hank Thompson, E.Tubb), or one who can croon (E.Arnold, M.Robbins, Faron Y.). If you want to sling the six-string, I could do the pedal steel and maybe tinkle some ivories. Or play bass. Whatever.
• If I could find a singer who can sing rock-n-roll in French, I think it would be fun to do a 60s "Twist" band. (Chats Sauvages, Aristocrates, J.Hallyday)
I'm in Kingston now (Stockade). Have a good covid-safe setup for jamming here. Will be hosting a jam soon. Get in touch!
Real Name: Jon Blackstone Steele
jbs at blackstoneappliances dot com
- Screen name:
- Johnny Picasso
- Member since:
- Nov 28 2015
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
Tom Verlaine, Robert Quine, Chet Atkins, Stranglers, Sonic Youth, Pell Mell, Billy Strange, Al Caiola, Santo & Johnny, Handsome Family.
- Lead Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
- Steel guitar:
I invent music products for a living.
I have a space in the East Village where music can be played, but not with normal drums. We use a prototype of a low-volume drum kit I'm developing. There are amps and plenty of guitars and other instruments here also.
I sometimes host parties here where music gets played - "chamber concerts", or just jams.