lovintheorange
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My main instrument is violin/fiddle with a lot of experience on mandolin and singing (both harmonies and lead). Been playing Irish music for the past several years, along with a good deal of bluegrass, country, blues and anything else that gets thrown my way. I'm classically trained with over 25 years' experience. I'm excellent at sight-reading or just jamming -- give me a chord progression and I'll play anything. For a band looking to add some musical depth, or to go full-on Celtic or Gypsy, I could be very useful. I'm laid back and fun, and bring no drama to a band. Contact me at jrshaw2 (at) (dot) com if you are interested.

Screen name:
lovintheorange
Member since:
Feb 12 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

The Dreadnoughts, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello and The Tossers for my fiddle fix. My main favorites otherwise are The Tragically Hip and Clutch, plus lots of classic rock, '90s alternative and old-school funk. Recent obsession with lots of indie folk.

Instrument experience:

Violin:
Expert
Fiddle:
Expert
Background Singer:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Other Percussion:
Intermediate
Banjo:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Fiddle with nice pickup installed, acoustic/electric Fender mandolin, Ibanez Artcore electric guitar, high-quality Crate acoustic amp, some random Brazilian percussion instruments. I also own a banjo and accordion, but would need some work before they would be stage ready.

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