Just Wanna Jam


Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.


So, a few months back I decided it was time to "retire", if that makes sense. I'd been playing music since I was a kid in junior high. I'd lost a host of jobs over the years to play music, and to some extent it worked for me. I've gotten to do a bunch of things I've always wanted to do. Met people. Saw places. Had fun. It got to the point where I thought I was over all that, so I decided it was time to pack it in and I'd just play at home when the mood strikes. That works to a point but it isn't really satisfying me. I'm primarily a guitarist (at an okay level of proficiency for me. I'm no shredder) but I do own a bass and have played bass in bands in the past.

I wanna jam. I don't want to tour. I don't want to play a whole bunch of shows. I don't even want to get together more than maybe twice a month tops, or drive a whole bunch of miles to do it. Hell, if I got together with a group say once a month and played a show every 6-8 months that'd be fine with me. I don't have a problem playing covers but I don't wanna play the same tired songs that every other cover band is playing.

I've got a crazy work schedule, and my job has to take priority over music. Got a house to pay for and a family to support.

My taste in music runs all over the place. I can turn on Slayer, Luke Combs,Alice in Chains, BB King, Johnny Cash, Metallica or Prince at any given time and enjoy what's coming out of the speakers. Playing wise, I tend to run towards the harder stuff but I do like to learn and I think it'd be fun to venture outside the box, so to speak.

So if this sounds like something to you, and maybe you're in the same boat I am, let me know. I'm not going to set up a paid account here, but if you went to the Gee mail, and dropped a line to tpogue77, you'd get me. Leave contact info and we can talk.

(note: in the "videos" section I put a cover song that I played guitar and bass on, and I also put in an original song I played all the guitars on. The cover is brand new, and the original was recorded in late 2017/early 2018 in Long Island, NY. )

Screen name:
Just Wanna Jam
Member since:
Sep 03 2020
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100



Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Bass Guitar:


I've got what I need.