Lone Star Bandit
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Fiddle.

ABOUT

Drummer of almost 35 years with Texas/Louisiana roots looking for a new gig. I've played almost every style of music from Metal to Cajun - from the studio to the stage. My drumming focus has always been: (1) Timekeeping, (2) Groove, (3) Style. I've seen drummers who had lightning-fast tom fills and no sense of time, musically-speaking. I personally don't care for playing with a click track, even though I have. A tempo-conscious drummer who is professional about his/her craft should be able to carry a band fluidly without machines. I also find that a click can smother the organic feel of music unless it's absolutely necessary (backing music tracks, etc.) My favorite style of music for the past 8 years is Red Dirt Country/Texas Country, but I dig jam-band styles and fusion music that GROOVE also. I also play rhythm and acoustic guitar, and have been writing songs and thinking about starting a band as a front man in that style. Unfortunately, I'm still recovering from shoulder and bicep surgery on my dominant arm, so I'm not able to play drums at the moment, but wanted to see if other like-minded individuals were out there. I can play guitar now. I prefer to play with folks between 30 and 50, but if you have the skills and maturity, then I'm willing to dialogue with you. I don't mind drinkers - I drink myself - but I'm not dealing with drunk musicians on stage or people who can't play because they're too wasted.

Screen name:
Lone Star Bandit
Member since:
Jan 18 2019
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week

Influences

Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, Reckless Kelly, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Kevin Fowler, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Cody Johnson, Aaron Watson, Jason Boland, Pat Green, Stoney Larue, William Clark Green, Robert Earl Keen, Freddy Fender, Tejano music, Texas Tornadoes, Tejas Brothers, Lone Star Beer, smoked brisket, and Fender Telecasters.

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Ludwig Classic (USA) maple drums, 1969 Ludwig Standard drums, Sabian cymbals, CAD drum mics, HotSticks custom autograph drumsticks, Washburn Southern Jumbo Elite electric/acoustic, Three Fender Telecasters: "No. 1" is a FSR black paisley; "Pistolero" is a black Tele autographed by many Texas Country artists and hot-rodded with Seymour Duncan Qtr. Pound for Tele pickups; "Whitey" is a Squier Telecaster Contemporary with humbuckers.