marcja
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro.

ABOUT

I've been a multi-instrumentalist for thirty years. I started playing piano and guitar when I was young but focusing on guitar through most of my music life. Along the way, I've also played bass, banjo, pedal steel, ukulele, pennywhistle, Irish flute, and some drums. Nowadays, my main instrument is mandolin, but I still pick up banjo and guitar from time to time. I do sing, but it isn't my musical focus.

In my first twenty years, I played in many bands, wrote music, recorded, played gigs, and generally had a great time. About 10 years ago, I went on a musical hiatus, focusing on work and family and barely playing at all. Over the last year, I've picked it up again and have been practicing seriously, purely on mandolin. It takes a while to build back what you've let waste over ten years, but it's coming back.

My musical interests span indie/alternative, roots rock, country/alt-country, folk, blues, irish, and lately a lot of oldtime and bluegrass. I love discovering new indie music on every bit as much as wandering through my collection of recorded music from the last 70 years.

Screen name:
marcja
Member since:
Sep 20 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

# Rock/Folk/Blues
Superchunk, Replacements, Constantines, Fugazi (well, "13 Songs" anyway), Courtney Barnett, Bon Iver, Daniel Jurado, Mark Eitzel, Los Lobos, Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones, Johnny Winter, Juliana Hatfield, Richard Thompson, Tom Waits, U2, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and many more

# Country/Bluegrass/Oldtime
Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Willie Nelson, Mike Compton, Michael Daves, Chris Thile, Kacey Musgraves

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Intermediate
Banjo:
Intermediate
Ukulele:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Gibson F-5G Custom Mandolin
Ome Minstrel Jubilee Open Back Banjo
Taylor Acoustic Guitar
Martin S1 Soprano Ukulele
Fender Telecaster '52 Reissue Electric Guitar
Fender Champion 600 Amp
Victoria 45410 Amp