JRSass
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SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Trombone.

ABOUT

I enjoy several different genres of music but my heart lives in old Southern Soul, Motown, Funk, Rock, and just about anything with solid groove.

Self taught bassist with several years of playing under my belt.
However, I recently enrolled in an extensive 4 year lesson program to further my knowledge and skills.

Currently have a group of fellas that generally meet up 2-3 times a month for fun and I would love to find some like minded musicians and grow this project or branch out with a second project.

I generally spend 1-4 hours every day playing, studying ,transposing, wring, etc..


I own a fully equipped equipped practice studio in Livonia, and recently started getting into recording.

If this sound interesting to you, feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you.

Screen name:
JRSass
Member since:
Dec 16 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Too many to list...Ranging from Hank Williams to Funkadelic and from Weather Report to Pantera.

Very fond of New Orleans style R&B/Soul/Funk/Jazz, Motown and Southern soul.
Huge fan of Allen Toussaint’s work as a writer, producer, arranger, and performer. The same thing could be said of Smoky Robinson.

You’ll catch me listening to a lot of the following acts:

The Allman Brothers
The Stones
Gov’t Mule
Grateful Dead
The Meters
Dr, John
Galactic
The Black Crowes
Derek and the Domino’s
Chicago (Terry Kath years)
Waylon, Willie, Merle, Hank, etc..

Grew up in the 80’s listening to hair metal, oldies, country, classic rock, pop, and a little hip hop. As an adult I’ve taken a liking to anything that sounds good to my ears.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fender and Gibson Basses
Bergantino, Orange and Hartke Amps
Bergantino Avatar and Hartke cabs

Fully functional PA System with several mics

Complete Pearl Drums set with various accessories

Roland Electric Piano
Wurlitzer piano

Trumpet

Entry level recording interface and mic

Steinberg Cubebase / Wavelab DAW