Chris J


Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar.


Accomplished acoustic and electric guitarist, though can't read complicated charts without a couple days to work on it.
Did singer-songwriter 10 years ago, and acid rock 70s funk many years ago. Always playin- but not outwardly visible lately.
Interested anywhere folk/bluegrass to ska, jam, or free jazz. Electric or acoustic. Would love to resurrect lost old songs. Can do classic rock if necessary- would avoid metal and punk. 'rehearsal' as important as gigging for me- just wanna play more and enjoy creating with other folks. Unusual instrumentation and creations great as long as musicality is preserved.
I'm interested in playing once a week or so- homes and occ small venue to start. Would eventually play larger gigs- but want to be in the sound first.

Screen name:
Chris J
Member since:
May 08 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


Arlo, McGarrigles, Nick Lucas

Dead, Neil, Dylan, etc

Keith Jarrett, late Miles


Small 12 channel Mackie board
older 300 watt EV PA
2@12" monitors
++electric and acoustic guitars
reverend head and good 2x12 cab
minimal analog pedal board
small PC based digital recorder
lexicon rack signal processor



Past Events

May 29
Farmington Avenue Bar and Grill
(Stamford Ct I think)
I'll be with the Elliot Mouser Floating Blues band doing Dead, Neil, Dylan, Stones, and originals.
A very Good Band- hotter than you might think from just the cover set list.