Montana Dan
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Bass Guitar, Drums, Dobro, Steel guitar, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I grew up playing a mix of guitar oriented country and rock and favored stuff with vocal harmonies and a lot of rhythmic content. (Doobies, Poco, Eagles, Fogelberg, etc.) The stuff was always an amalgam of styles, so it was an easy transition to the country genre I learned from my dad and siblings. For about ten years I played in major clubs in the area doing Garth, Brooks & Dunn, Travis Tritt, etc., but I really loved Diamond Rio, Kathy Mattea, Vince Gill, Restless Heart - stuff with a bit of something extra in the lyrics, arrangements, and execution.

In between I did some gospel and CCM, definite R&B, folk and jazz influences. Think Imperials, Phil Keaggy, and more recently Brooke Fraser and dabbled in some smooth jazz (think Larry Carlton). I recorded an album of original instrumental music and sold a few here and there, and became thoroughly addicted to Union Station.

These days I listen to Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, John Mayer, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Joe Robinson, some bluegrass like Rhonda Vincent and Balsam Range and a lot of acoustic soloists like Tommy Emmanuel, Andy McKee, Stephen Bennett, Laurence Juber. I've been writing mostly acoustic solos of late in that genre, but while I like playing solo acoustic, but miss cranking up the Tele and Les Paul.

Can be reached at castleofcloud at gmx dot com

Screen name:
Montana Dan
Member since:
Sep 20 2011
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
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
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Guitar influences include Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Pat Simmons, Jeff Baxter, Joe Walsh, Dan Fogelberg, John Jorgensen, Phil Keaggy, Tommy Emmanuel, Laurence Juber.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Advanced
Keyboard:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic - Martin and Ovation
Electric - Les Paul and Tele
Fender Amp with Mustang Floor multi-effects
Yamaha bass

MUSIC

CALENDAR

Past Events

Solo Show at Bliss Wine and Gifts, 201 S Main St., Wauconda, IL 60084

Savanna House, 38905 N Route 41, Wadsworth Il, 60083