Mando Bob
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ABOUT

Recently relocated back home to the Reading PA area - Looking to join working band interested in adding a new dimension to the sound. Mandolin, Lead/Rhythm Guitar and Lead & Background Vocals. Excellent Improvisational Skills. Reliable. Dedicated to a high quality performance, original music and interpretative covers (rdkennedy1<at><dot>com).

Throughout the 80's, I played guitar & bass with various local classic and southern rock bands. Did a 1 year stint as an upright bass player for a 5 piece Bluegrass Band. In the 90' I was playing with a county rock band when I started playing mandolin. Traditionally the mandolin is viewed as a country, bluegrass instrument. Over the last 15 years, I have dedicated myself to taking the mandolin to new places. I am definitely not your typical mandolin player. I have played with duos, trios and quartets, acoustic/electric venues performing Blues, R&B & Rock of all styles. Looking to join small acoustic/electric band looking to create somthing different.

Screen name:
Mando Bob
Member since:
Sep 14 2010
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Started playing guitar when I was 8. First Band: I played bass in high school jazz band. I grow up in 60's & 70's listening to all the classic rock bands: Stones, Zepplin, Areosmith, Bad Co, etc. even the Beatles (probably my least favorite band). Favorite Genres: Acoustic/Electric, Classic & Southern Rock. Favorite Bands: Allman Bros, Marshall Tucker, Skynard, etc. Carlos Santana is my latin rock inspiration. Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Jimmy Cliff my favorite Regge Artists. A band call Chesapeake inspired my interest the mandolin. Today, I hope to do for the mandolin, what Bela Fleck has done for the Banjo.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Mandolin:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Ovation Mandolin, Parker Fly, Guild D35 Acoustic & Fender Precision Fretless.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Uncle Bud combines original music with original arrangements of covers that pay tribute to the artists that have most influenced their unique musical style. The core of Uncle Bud includes: Bob Kennedy - mandolin and vocals, Neil Tapp - guitar and vocals, and Mark Washabaugh - guitar and vocals.

Bixler's Lodge: 1456 Friedensburg Road Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-9936

Uncle Bud combines original music with original arrangements of covers that pay tribute to the artists that have most influenced their unique musical style. The core of Uncle Bud includes: Bob Kennedy - mandolin and vocals, Neil Tapp - guitar and vocals, and Mark Washabaugh - guitar and vocals.

Bixler's Lodge: 1456 Friedensburg Road Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-9936

Uncle Bud combines original music with original arrangements of covers that pay tribute to the artists that have most influenced their unique musical style. The core of Uncle Bud includes: Bob Kennedy - mandolin and vocals, Neil Tapp - guitar and vocals, and Mark Washabaugh - guitar and vocals.

Bixler's Lodge: 1456 Friedensburg Road Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-9936

Uncle Bud combines original music with original arrangements of covers that pay tribute to the artists that have most influenced their unique musical style. The core of Uncle Bud includes: Bob Kennedy - mandolin and vocals, Neil Tapp - guitar and vocals, and Mark Washabaugh - guitar and vocals.

Bixler's Lodge: 1456 Friedensburg Road Reading, PA 19606
(610) 779-9936