OLD HIPPIES ANONYMOUS
CONTACT

SEEKING

Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Mandolin, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass, Cello, Harp.

ABOUT

* ACOUSTIC_ROCK with JAZZ_INFLUENCES *

* OLD HIPPIES ANONYMOUS is a "composite band" which began in Memphis in the summer of 1968 and sequentially migrated to multiple points around the country: Dallas, San Rafael, Colorado Springs, Kansas City, West L.A., and finally back to NorCal, pinging between Sacramento & San Francisco. Many musical genres have been absorbed along the way. (Secret identities are revealed only with perpetrator permission.) With tongue-in-cheek and self-effacing humor we aim to make both good music and good money!

* Taught music business at UMKC. Worked in artist management, concert promotion and music publishing through Jackson Artists Corporation.

* Administrator of two music publishing companies: Songlight Productions (ASCAP) & Open Secret Media (BMI).

* Scope EPK via http://www.songlight.com for additional spex.

* Both composing & performing collaborators are welcome from ages 18-to-80 -- strictly enforced (always with a sense of humor).

* Primary focus is on recording original material both in the studio and with live-in-concert productions for subsequent unleashing upon an unsuspecting public.

* When collaborating in-person is not feasible then "virtual sessions" can work as an interim solution (specifics TBD).

* Currently have numerous commercial releases as OLD HIPPIES ANONYMOUS via Spotify & Apple Music & Amazon & similar vendors; also via Sheet Music Plus per SONGLIGHT PRODUCTIONS:

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https://open.spotify.com/artist/1cHkebiObyfGJrc9y9tw8U

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/old-hippies-anonymous/1424704449#see-all/top-songs

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Old+Hippies+Anonymous&i=digital-music&search-type=ss&ref=ntt_srch_drd_B07GBNXBWB

https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/search?Ntt=songlight+productions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNAVCr7DdWs&list=PLrh-onRsgHkLYXvXPYoQNEBBZVwqH39qO

http://www.songlightproductions.com

http://www.oldhippiesanonymous.com

http://www.opensecretmedia.com

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Note that the Sheet_Music_Plus and YouTube links provide freebie_listens for most of the 22 singles released-to-date.

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* Amazon URLs for MP3 releases of OHA & FS discs *

https://www.amazon.com/2020-Butt-Vision-Old-Hippies/dp/B08887TLQQ

https://www.amazon.com/Inside-Out-Free-Spirit/dp/B08CTG4V7Y

Four of the tunes featured on the OLD HIPPIES ANONYMOUS "2020 Butt Vision" album were originally recorded by and for the FreeSpirit "inside_out" project, hence the duplication of materials on the discs.

FreeSpirit was a five-year venture that finally fizzled mainly due to not having landed a major label recording contract (despite Herculean efforts!). Though other musicians would come and go (like running water) it was always the core duo that held the course and recorded the sessions. The tracks were later subsumed under the OLD HIPPIES ANONYMOUS banner to ensure continuity of material beyond the original enterprise.

Releasing the FreeSpirit "inside_out" EP in conjunction with the OLD HIPPIES ANONYMOUS "2020 Butt Vision" album honors both endeavors. Enjoy.

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Screen name:
OLD HIPPIES ANONYMOUS
Member since:
Nov 25 2016
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Tim Buckley, Sting, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Dan Fogelberg, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Les Paul Custom, Stratocaster 12-string, Fender acoustic-electric 12-string, Ibanez acoustic 12-string, Fender 4-string & 5-string basses, Yamaha 6-string acoustic, Fender vintage Palomino 6-string acoustic, digital piano, flute, mandolin, various percussion instruments, pro recording gear

MUSIC