Roy Schwaben


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


Currently work for hire. Schedule fills up quick, usually do at least 150-200 shows a year plus sessions. Mostly country and rock. If you want me for a gig let me know early. Usually can't do last minute stuff.

You want availability or references get ahold of me on Zuckerberg-land. I seldom check here.

Screen name:
Roy Schwaben
Member since:
Apr 12 2011
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week


Love most country, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk, motown, old soul, older metal, some jazz. All kinds of stuff.

Just to avoid confusion:

Country is Waylon, Haggard, Cash, Possum, Paycheck, Kristofferson, Jerry Reed, and so on, newer stuff like Cody Jinks, Whitey Morgan, Sturgill, Tyler Childers.

The new garbage on the radio is not country. No long term projects along the lines of Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, FGL, etc. I'm not interested. Short term gigs and sessions only.

Rock: Mostly 50's-70's sound. Rolling Stones, Who, CCR, The Band, Little Feat, Neil Young, Allman Bros, Skynyrd, Marshall Tucker, Grateful Dead, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Humble Pie, Zeppelin...if it has a lot of country, folk, and blues feel I like it. Newer stuff like Black Crowes. Blackberry Smoke, Rival Sons, Whiskey Myers.

Modern alternative rock and crazy downtuned death metal aren't my preferences. Again, I'm not the right fit for a long term project in those styles.


Don't care much about brand names so long as it works and sounds good.