Riffbucket
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ABOUT

A deep love and appreciation for all types of American music, especially roots rock, blues rock, classic rock, southern rock, Americana, and red dirt country. Although, I'm definitely open to playing 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'd be fantastic.

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.). 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, or even a jam band type of sound, but I'm open to 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 idea of my sound. Also, since they're a country/rock band, I was trying to play in styles to best accompany and contribute to their sound.

I moved to Nebraska in late 2014 and currently live in Omaha and commute to work in Lincoln, so joining or starting a band in either town or somewhere between might work, but my preference would be to find something in Omaha.

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 leaving me with injuries and a limp, and typically use a cane, especially when walking longer distances. Realizing that this is 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!
507-351-0878

Screen name:
Riffbucket
Member since:
Mar 05 2013
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Countless, but here are some of them in no particular order... Albert Lee, Eric Clapton, Albert Collins, Roy Clark, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, Mick Taylor, Brian Jones, Jerry Reed, Albert King, BB KIng, Freddie King, Marc Ford, Rich Robinson, Buddy Guy, Buddy Emmons, Mike Campbell, David Gilmore, Jimmy Day, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Trey Anastasio, Prince, Lonnie Mack, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Warren Haynes, Leo Kotke, Clarence White, Roy Buchanon, Jimmy Nolan, Sonny Landreth, Peter Green, Carl Perkins, Ralph Mooney, Speedy West, Marty Stewart, Joe Walsh, Bernie Leadon, Don Felder, Jimi Hendrix, Sneaky Pete Kleinow, Vince Gill, Billy Gibbons, 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, George Harrison, George Thorogood, Elmore James and many many more. Basically, I try to steal licks off of anybody and everybody who's made a guitar sound cool!

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Dobro:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Steel guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

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 Jr B Bender, Fender Stratocaster, another Tele, Ibanez. The Loar and Gibson Epiphone Mandolins. Paul Beard Resonator. Taylor 12 string acoustic, Martin 6 string acoustics. ZimGar banjo. National 6 string console steel, homemade lap steel, Stage One by Zumsteel 10 string 3x4 E9 pedal steel.