SEEKING

Bass Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

I’m an Indie Rock Musician/Singer, Songwriter/Storyteller, with over fifty years of experience as a guitarist. My musical influences also come from the various cultures in which I’ve lived. Growing up in both West Virginia and Pennsylvania, I have musical roots and American Indian heritage in Appalachia. Having lived in Mexico, I also speak and sing (fluent Spanish). I taught Spanish at college level and later to professionals, i.e. law enforcement.

I lived in the Southwest, U.S., and in Coahuila, Mexico, I played with Mariachi guitarists and with various Rock and Country bands in Austin, Texas where I lived most of my adult life. Those musical influences can be heard in my songs: * En La Frontera/On The Border, and also, *Hacer O Morir/Do or Die.
I can be seen also, live as a solo performer, a backing band, or as a guitar player in various acts and genres. In 2016, I took a hiatus for health reasons and also to concentrate on his songwriting. At that time, I returned to my home state of Pennsylvania. I’ve recorded a few songs that I’ve written, some of which have special local (Pennsylvania) historical significance. ie: **Oh Centralia Where Have You Gone? (Appalachian) and **Susquehanna Sue/Gawera’shatse (American Indian) and Blood Moon Over Billtown, a song about Williamsport, Pennsylvania's heroin epidemic.

This past summer I played several Central Pennsylvania Festivals, Benefit Concerts, and local Events.
Stylistically, I have been a member of many bands and genres, including Hard Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Country, Mexican, Appalachian, and Indie projects. Going forward into 2019, I wish to perform in Northern Central Pennsylvania and New York as an Indie artist and/or a band situation. I’m available for collaborative projects and bookings.

Screen name:
Maestrro101
Member since:
Nov 14 2018
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50

Influences

Beatles, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Carlos Santana, Roy Orbison, John Fogerty, Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Jethro Tull, Steppenwolf, John Sebastian, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Eagles, The Cure, The Cars, Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, Maná, Beethoven, Mozart, Bob Marley, The Clash, Johnny Cash, Flatt & Scruggs, Woody Guthrie, Chris Isaak

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fender Strat Squier
Samick 4 string Bass Ma 209
Ibanez Performance 6-String
Ibanez AEL1512E Acoustic Electric 12 String
Powerwerks 5 Channel PA System The PW4X8BT P.A. System with Bluetooth option
Rockwood Hohner 5 piece 1892
Yahmaha AG06 Mixing Console Interface
2 Directional Microphones

MUSIC