SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Electronic Music.

ABOUT

With little effort, the comfortable sweet spot is sounding just like Garth, Brooks & Dunn, and George Strait; even won $250 in a "Garth-a-like" contest. But I have extremely broad interests musically, from Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, and Country on one side of the spectrum to Dubstep, Reggae, Fusion Jazz and Calypso and even to basic pop & classic rock.

I have previously run a 6 piece, 5 and a 4 piece country band, and also founded a Contemporary Christian band, ranging from 5 to 10 players, for our church up north. I have done some song writing and arranging and recording of originals, (be "a dream become life dancing" or "Westwind demo") and consider myself fairly adept (though I also realize to do it well takes a significant degree of work, so I haven't done it much.) I was also previously active and am still interested in community theater, singing, dancing and acting.

Interested in getting plugged into the Greenville area music scene since I have recently relocated here. Not too specific yet on exactly what; whether it is doing some writing and recording in studio with other talented musicians, or performing small gigs nearby, or forming up an ensemble or band to play a couple times per month - I am willing to consider many options and dive in. Rodeo-Ramirez at sbcglobal dot net

I try to be careful about choosing the people with whom I associate to continue a positive lifestyle. I have a day-gig to pay the bills and travel sometimes for work, so I don't plan on going on the road anytime soon, though I have often heard that suggested for me.

Screen name:
Rodeo-Ram
Member since:
Jun 11 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Alison Krauss, Dan Fogelberg, Ricky Lee Jones, Steven Curtis Chapman, George Strait, Glitch Mob, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, Paco deLucia, Kurt Bestor, Alan Jackson, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Billy Vera and the Beaters, and on and on

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Expert
Vocalist - Baritone:
Expert
Vocalist - Tenor:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Other Percussion:
Expert
Background Singer:
Expert
Vocalist - Bass:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Piano:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Beginner
Harmonica:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Takamine EF360 electro-acoustic
Fender Tele-Plus
Line-6 Spider III
Digitech RP500
Mics (Dynamic and Condenser), Stands
Digital Recording gear and Cords, cords, cords
Also have in the house a Yamaha keyboard and Classical guitar

Sold off most of my gear to prepare to move to Greenville, but....

MUSIC