michaelaryanjr
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Have played over 4000+ shows in my career with genres that include Celtic, Jam Band, Rock, Alternative, Ska/Reggae, Jazz and even classical. My studio experience is just as vast with over 35 CD's to my credit. While I prefer playing my full kit, I tend to do 30-50 shows a year on percussion as well. Depending on the artist I am backing, my percussion set up changes to better compliment the music. I am also proficient on the Bodhran.

Screen name:
michaelaryanjr
Member since:
Jan 12 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Way too many to list, but Richie Hayward of Little Feat is my all time favorite both as a studio musician and live player. Met him twice, once while opening for Little Feat in Knoxville TN. Nicest guy you could ever imagine... miss him.

EQUIPMENT

Gretsch Fusion kit (custom maple); Gretsch Be-Bop kit (custom maple); Yamaha Recording series (custom birch); Ludwig Vistalite; Yamaha cocktail kit (stand up)

Percussion: Bodhran (3); Djembe (two custom); LP Bongos; LP Congas (quinto, conga and tumba); Timbales (LP); assorted mounted small percussion (triangle, shakers, guiro, tama, cowbells, blocks, concert blocks, chimes, tamborines)

MUSIC