ABOUT

Currently in two bands. The Blues band is called Out at Midnight. The other band - All in Red - covers traditional jazz and R&B tunes from the past. A past band (the Baxters) has been featured on several Wisconsin Punk and Power Pop compilations. Been playing lead and rhythm guitar for decades. Been playing Bass Guitar on and off for almost as long. Working on lap steel guitar. My roots are in Rock and Roll.

I practice guitar daily and play with others whenever I can. I've done short notice fill-in gigs at several venues across town with local blues artists. Always looking for more.

Have written lots of tunes in the past. Can improvise to almost anything. Primary instrument is guitar. Can sing lead or background. Will play Blues, R&B, Jazz, Rock, some Pop. Not very interested in Country, Hip Hop, Rap or Heavy Metal.

Screen name:
Martin Baxter
Member since:
Nov 01 2012
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, BB King, Eric Clapton, John McLaughlin, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, St. Vincent, and lots more.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Dobro:
Intermediate
Steel guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

A wide range of acoustic and electric guitars and basses are at my disposal. This includes 4, 6, 7, 8 and 12 string guitars along with 4, 5, and 6-string bass guitars. Have a baritone acoustic and electric guitars along with 12 string acoustic and electric guitars. Have synth guitars (Godin) along with modeling guitars (Line 6). Also have access to a wide range of amps that can cover most any venue. Too many stomp boxes to count.

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Friday August 7 at Fatt Matt's Rib Shack (1811 Piedmont in Atlanta, GA) with Wild Oak Band with guest start Kerry Hill. I will be on lead guitar (probably a Telecaster).