Natty Stick


Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Other, Cello.


For me, this is all about creative outlet. I'm interested in creating, playing, and recording uncategorizable melding of jazz-rock, jazz, funk, alternative/modern rock, African, Latin, and blues with like-minded musicians. Mainly driven by desire to collaborate, learn from each other, share influences, and have fun composing/playing/improvising music together, but would also enjoy playing occasional gigs. Most of my experience, which has come in waves, is in the realm of playing by ear and improv, some originals, some covers (mostly rock, jazz, blues, funk, and jazz-rock) on guitar, some traditional (west-African and Latin percussion), and have recently picked up the bass guitar (funk, jazz-rock) and a bit more theory. Rhythm is very high on my list of what makes music interesting. I have some past experience with recording (analog and digital; studio and home) and synthesizers (really ancient moog and electrocomp analog gear) and would like to do more recording of original music, possibly including some electronic music elements.

Screen name:
Natty Stick
Member since:
Mar 06 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week


Al di Meola, Afro-Celtic Sound System (Afro-Celts), Andy Narell, Victor Wooten/Flecktones, Jessie Cook, Angelique Kidjo, Alan Holdsworth/UK, Spearhead, Garbage, Opie Gone Bad, Dave Mathews Band, Santana, Pat Metheny Group, Peter Gabriel, Regina Carter, Submarine, Tony Furtado, Shawn Colvin, Edie Brickell, Lucinda Williams, Acoustic Alchemy, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, U2, Sting, The Police, Yes, Return to Forever, OM Trio, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Stanley Clark, Robin Trower, Andreas Volenweider, Davy Spillane, B-Tribe, Bela Fleck, Brent Lewis, Buena Vista Social Club, Urubamba, Shadowfax, Talitha MacKenzie, Emer Kenny, Enigma, Habib Koite, Joe Bonamassa, Lhasa De Sela, Mark Bonilla, Sheryl Crow, Eagle-Eye Cherry, Matchbox-Twenty, Moby, Michael Hedges, Mickey Hart, Martin Tilman, Mahmoud Fadi, Mark Isham, Feist, and many more.


Custom hand-built electric guitar and 4-string bass (my own creations), Fender Stat, Sigma (Japanese Martin) 6-string acoustic, Fender 12-string acoustic, Traben Array-Limited 5-string bass, Warwick 4-string bass, 2 proper West African djembes, 2 synthetic Remo djembes, a pair of Remo tubanos (Latin drums), bell, shakers, clave, Peavy Windsor studio tube amp, Transtube EFX amp, Carvin BX bass amp and Avatar bass cab, basic 6-channel mixer, DigiTech Quad-4 effects processor, Rolland VS-880 Expanded Digital studio, quarter-inch reel-to-reel analog tape rocorder, third-octave EQ, a couple decent Electro-Voice and Shure microphones, and a bunch of other small stuff.