larry4bass
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Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Piano.

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Looking to play out occasionally, practice once a week.

Screen name:
larry4bass
Member since:
Mar 11 2014
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
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

MUSIC: Duane Allman/Berry Oakley, Eric Clapton/Jack Bruce, The Who/John Ox Entwistle, Allman Brothers, Hot Tuna/Jack Casady, Cream, Beatles/Paul, Rolling Stones/Bill, Billy Joel, Jimi Hendrix, Doors, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eagles, Many Classic Rock bands, Marshal Tucker Band, Grateful Dead/Phil, Queen, CSNY, Santana, James Brown, Doobie Brothers, John Mayall/Larry Taylor, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Van Morrison, Bob Marley, Counting Crows, Decemberists, many more.
BASS: Berry Oakley, Larry Taylor, Jack Casady, Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Phil Lesh, Noel Redding, James Jamerson II, Blues, Originals, etc.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fender Jazz, Acoustic 360 Bass Amp. Epiphone Semi-Hollow Body Bass. Peavey 5 string. Washburn. Ampeg. Peavey KB300. Recent: Boss ME-20B pedal (fun project to learn how to integrate with sound, styles).

CALENDAR

Past Events

This will be fourth time there and third time playing in the opening band.

Opening set (band represented Dead sound / San Fran sound at Woodstock)

Promised Land C
China Cat Sunflower / I know you Rider medley
Next Time You See Me
Brown Eyed Woman
Deal
Friend of the Devil
Deep Elem Blues
Glendale Train
Shakedown Street
Big Boss Man
Ophelia
One More Saturday Night
Encore - Eyes of the World

Great group, with 3 new players to fill in for missing band members.

Gathering of musicians to play classic rock and blues at outdoor event:

Braved the rain under carport with canopy.

Some of the Set (random order)

Leopardskin Pillbox Hat
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Honky Tonk Woman
Something
Ticket to Ride
My Girl
Lay Down Sally
Ballad of John and Yoko
Come Together
Mrs Robinson
Glendale Train
Brown Eyed Girl --> Wild Night
I Feel Good (bass, drums, sax and trombone)
Little Wing
Revolution
Taxman
Love the One You're With
My Baby Wrote me a Letter
Load Out

... plus a dozen more

Saturday 6 Jun 2015 - Hot Tuna - review for July event

This was a "powered" rehearsal with performance level amps and all "Electric" Tuna.
Note: Remember capo (for Genesis, Never Happen No More) for next time.

Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burnin' (8 minutes, 2x, after quick chord adjustment on verse, played right through. Discussed my alternative "modern" lyrics, etc. )

Been So Long (14 minutes, 2x, wow. went very well. Did it twice.)

Candyman (6 minutes, 1x, great one time through to get timing, solo on newer instrument & with accompaniment)

I See The Light (12 minutes, 3x, three good takes, each strong with workout of different sections)

Mann's Fate (16 minutes, 2x, worked on interplay, solos, shadowing)

Water Song (16 minutes, 3x, went very well, worked through subtle changes, partial chords)

Come Back Baby (5.5 minutes, 1x, great number to end on, played very tight)

Additional rehearsal of familiar blues, electric and acoustic Hot Tuna songs with seasoned guitarist/vocalist. (1 hour 30 minutes, 6 songs completed).

Hesitation Blues
That'll Never Happen No More
I See The Light
Genesis
Come Back Baby
Been So Long
Keep on Trucking Mama
Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning
(prior song ran through musically, I'm planning to substitute more modern lyrics, title)

Discussion on songs for next time:
Candy Man
Mann's Fate
Water Song
CSNY / Suite Judy Blues Eyes

Review of solos, where to break up song (riffs, etc), where to add "drama".

Practiced familiar blues, electric and acoustic Hot Tuna songs with seasoned guitarist/vocalist. (1 hour 30 minutes, 6 songs completed).

Hesitation Blues
That'll Never Happen No More
I See The Light
Mann's Fate
Been So Long
Genesis

Practiced familiar blues, electric and acoustic Hot Tuna songs with seasoned guitarist/vocalist. (1 hour 45 minutes, 8 songs completed).

Hesitation Blues
Come Back Baby
99 Year Blues
Genesis
That'll Never Happen No More
Keep On Truckin' Mama
I See The Light

CSNY - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

Filled in for out-of-town bass player. Great session in Stamford CT with two guitarist, keyboard player and drummer. Bass player was out of town and was asked day before.

Set list (not in any specific order):
After Midnight
If Not For You
Key to the Highway
West L.A. Fadeaway
Last Lonely Eagle
Let it Bleed
Leopard skin pill box hat
Melissa
Miss You (impromptu transition)
Deep Elemental Blues
Nobody Loves You When You're Down and Out
Moondance
Deep River Blues
Come Together
Crossroads
Eyes of the World
I Shot the Sheriff
Honey Don't
Torn Up
I Shall Be Released
Ripple