A deep love and appreciation for all types of American music, especially roots rock, blues rock, jazz fusion, classic rock, southern rock, r&b, americana, and classic & red dirt country. Although, I'm definitely open to other genres, too.

I'm mostly interested in just meeting some cool local musicians and jamming. And then if personalities and playing styles mesh, and a band were to grow out of it, that could be a blast.

As for a band, my preference would be to play with another guitar player to share lead & rhythm duties, and also a keyboardist (any combination of piano, electric piano, Hammond organ, synth, etc.). To play with horns would be fantastic too. I'm thinking of a band leaning more towards something like a Magpie Salute/Black Crowes, Stones, The Band, Faces, Allman Bros, Blackberry Smoke, Black Keys, Turnpike Troubadours, Govt Mule, or some other jam band type of sound, and I'm open to plenty of other ideas too of course.

Please check out the video link to a compilation video of a band up in MN with me filling in on electric (lead, slide & some rhythm) guitar. It was my first gig with them and I only had a couple short rehearsals with them prior, so it's a bit rushed and sloppy, but it'll give you an opportunity to hear how I sound live and in front of a crowd. Also, please keep in mind that since they were a country/rock band, I was trying to play in styles to best accompany and contribute to their sound. I can definitely play rock, blues rock, Americana, roots rock, blues, etc., too.

Laid back personality, positive attitude, enthusiastic, experienced, decent quality gear, quick learner, hard worker, dependable transportation, etc.

Please know that I was laid up in 2002, and now typically use a cane when walking. Realizing that this might be an image problem for some, I just want to be upfront about it.

Thank you for reading and please text me if you're interested in talking about music.

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Mar 05 2013
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Over 100


Countless, but here are some of them in no particular order... Albert Lee, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Billy Gibbons, Mick Taylor, Brian Jones, Jerry Reed, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Albert King, BB KIng, Freddie King, Marc Ford, Rich Robinson, Luther Dickinson, Audley Freed, Gary Clark Jr, Lowell George, Buddy Guy, Buddy Emmons, Mike Campbell, David Gilmore, Andy Summers, Jimmy Day, Roy Clark, Bonnie Raitt, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Trey Anastasio, Prince, Lonnie Mack, Brian May, Leo Kotke, Clarence White, Roy Buchanon, Jimmy Nolan, Sonny Landreth, Peter Green, Carl Perkins, Neil Young, Ralph Mooney, Speedy West, Marty Stewart, Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon, Don Felder, Charlie Starr, Paul Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Vince Gill, Sarah Jory, Mark Knopfler, Don Rich, Lester Flatt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Derek Trucks, Doc Watson, Jimmy Page, Junior Brown, Jeff Beck, Chet Atkins, Curtis Mayfield, Brad Paisley, Rory Gallagher, Ry Cooder, Charlie McCoy, John Frusciante, John Fogerty, George Harrison, George Thorogood, Doyle Bramhall II, Elmore James and many more.

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Strictly tube amps for guitar and solid state amps with plenty of headroom for pedal steel. Minimal (usually analog) effects. Fender Custom Shop Nashville Telecaster Double Bender, Fender Custom Telecaster, Gibson Les Paul Standard and a Les Paul Jr B Bender, Fender Stratocaster, another Tele, Ibanez. The Loar, Fender and Gibson Mandolins. Paul Beard Resonator. Taylor 12 string acoustic, Martin 6 string acoustics. ZimGar banjo. National 6 string console steel, homemade lap steel, Zumsteel 10 string 3x4 E9 pedal steel.