ABOUT

I am a Professional Guitarist/Vocalist currently writing for an upcoming release. I am searching for 3 to 4 musicians that have the right drive, chemistry, dedication, and temperament to perform 80-100 shows a year nationally. I've been playing professionally since the age of 16 and spent 7 of the last 11 years with a National Touring Act that was doing 150+ shows annually. After a 4 year hiatus from the road, I'm dying to start touring again. Most of the material for the album seems to be ranging from Keith Urban style Country/Rock crossover to Maroon 5 style Funk Rock...but I would consider taking a new direction and move towards more of a Sugarland style duo with a backup band, provided I find a female vocalist with the right chemistry and drive.

Screen name:
RobLightnerMusic
Member since:
Aug 28 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week

Influences

I have an enormous range of influences from Guitar Greats such as Muddy Waters through Stevie Ray Vaughan to Eric Johnson, Jazz legends like Miles and Coltrane, Folk Icons spanning the years from James Taylor to Jack Johnson, everything Rock from The Beatles to Led Zepplin to most decent 80's Hair Bands to newer Rock like Buckcherry. I'm not a huge fan of "cookie cutter" country, but LOVE when someone puts something out that breaks the norm. I realize that I'm barely scratching the surface here, but I'm sure this gives you an idea.