kevin_stafford
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ABOUT

Hailing from Camden, Arkansas, I've been playing music professionally for over 40 years and have performed in a diverse range of genres.
My experience includes; original and cover bands, composing, recording, orchestra, renaissance festivals, madrigal feasts, community theater, weddings, funerals and praise/worship. Most recently, I spent two years (nearly 500 shows!) performing with the Sons of Britches show at the Little Opry Theater in Branson, Missouri. After almost eleven years in Branson, I've escaped to Ozark, Arkansas. Hoping to find some metalheads in the Ft. Smith area.

I teach guitar, bass guitar, drums, recorder and sax privately and in classroom format. I also play cello, bouzouki and mandolin/mandola.

I am married to Cozy Mystery, Romantic Suspense & Medieval Romance author, KP Stafford.

You can find me here . . .
kevin-stafford dot weebly dot com
FB dot com slash kevinguitarstafford

Screen name:
kevin_stafford
Member since:
Mar 24 2013
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

BANDS:
I grew up on bands like; Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Dio, WASP, King Diamond, Judas Priest, Accept, Scorpions, early Iron Maiden and many more '70s and '80s rock bands. These days I'm listening to bands like; Soilwork, HIM, AFI, Entwine, Kamelot, Nightwish, Nevermore, Sanctuary and Disturbed. Other influences are medieval and renaissance era music, Celtic and string ensemble.

PLAYERS:
Geezer Butler, Bob Daisley, Greg Smith, Timi Hansen, Pat "Dirty" Daugherty, Fran Sheehan, Steve Harris, Scott Gorham, Brian Robertson, Ted Nugent, Ace Frehley, Ritchie Blackmore, Bill Ward, Cozy Powell, Clive Burr, Ian Paice, Brian Downey and many others.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Upright bass:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Drums:
Advanced
Saxophone:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Cello:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

GUITARS:
Ibanez RG321
Epiphone SG
Fender CG7 Classical

GUITAR AMPLIFIER:
Crate G120C-XL Stereo

PEDALS:
Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion
Boss DD-6 Stereo Delay
Boss CH-1 Stereo Chorus

BASSES:
Jackson JS2 Concert
Epiphone EB-3
Squier Vintage Modified '70s Jazz

BASS AMPLIFIER:
Peavey Mark III 400 series (1978)
Peavey 4x10 cabinet

DRUMS:
Tama Imperialstar (5-Piece)
Meinl and Sabian cymbals

OTHER INSTRUMENTS:
Yamaha recorders (Sopranino, soprano, alto and tenor)