SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Accordion.
I play guitar (electric), pedal steel, bass and a little keyboard.
Currently interested in either of two things:
• "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 - either 60s/70s honky-tonk, or Alt that has an edge.
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".
I record, compose and program drums using Reaper. I've been sequencing with MIDI since the mid 80s.
I have a band I do the dual-range thing with (it's called Odka), but I have time for something else. Also, I like to host instrumental jams at my place in the east village.
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, Sonic Youth, Pell Mell, Billy Strange, Pino Rucher, Johnny Paycheck, Webb Pierce, Handsome Family
- Steel guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
- Bass Guitar:
I invent music products for a living.
I have a space in the East Village where music can be played, but not with full drums. There's a digital drum kit and headphone monitoring system. Or we play headphone-free with an unusual acoustic thing I designed that sounds like a drum kit but at a very low volume. 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.
me on "dual-range" gtr w vocalist & drummer
me on "dual-range" gtr w vocalist & drummer Year: 2014
Southern Accents (T.Petty)
July Song - Odka
July Song - OdkaOdka is: Dennie Hausen, vocal & guitar Jon Blackstone Steele: "Dual-Range Guitar" (bass & guitar) Mike Campbell: drums & bad jokes
Landscape - Jon & Dennie
Landscape - Jon & DennieDennie Hausen: Vocal & Lyrics Jon Blackstone Steele: Guitar, Bass, Pedal Steel & Drums
Dig a Hole - Furniture
Dig a Hole - FurnitureJon Blackstone Steele's 90s band Furniture. Jon - guitars, bass & vocals Gerstad - drums Jeff Neville - organ & synthesizer
Late - Jon Blackstone Steele & Dennie Hausen
Late - Jon Blackstone Steele & Dennie Hausenby Dennie Hausen Dennie - vocal & rhythm guitar Jon - bass, guitar & drums
Unhinged - Jon Blackstone Steele & Dennie Hausen
Unhinged - Jon Blackstone Steele & Dennie Hausen©2010 Dennie Hausen Dennie - vocal & rhythm guitar Jon - guitar, bass & drums