ABOUT

Pro level guitarist / back-up vocals; 45+ years’ experience; multiple bands; music degree; studio experience; Instructor of Guitar - Limestone University; published arranger; created copyright manuscripts for The Marshall Tucker Band; excellent ear - can play most covers very close to the original. Also play slide guitar and read charts. Quick study; hard working team player - not a hired gun. Lead guitarist for two bands that advanced to the state finals in national band talent search competitions. Co-wrote “The Watcher,” a song that received radio airplay and was included on the Best of the Upstate album for South Carolina (Miller Rock to Riches finalist). Would enjoy playing with Journey, Doobies, Eagles, or Heart tribute band.

Retired early to pursue music full time and looking to connect with seasoned musicians for high profile gigs: Corporate / Weddings / Reunions / Festivals / Private Parties / Clubs. I love performing for live audiences and truly enjoy working to achieve a professional sound and quality performance - plus have fun in the process! Favorite genres include: Classic Rock, Blues, Oldies -- also experienced in Country, Jazz, Soft Rock/Pop, R&B, Latin, Classical/New Age. Would consider acoustic duo/trio.

My primary goal is to find like-minded musicians who enjoy working together to achieve a high quality product that will provide the audience with a positive experience, resulting in word-of-mouth advertising, referrals, and repeat gigs. Other instruments include bass guitar, drums and keyboard. Professional equipment, professional attitude.

rs-guitar at sbcglobal dot net

Screen name:
rs-guitar
Member since:
Feb 07 2006
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Journey, Doobie Brothers, Eagles, Atlanta Rhythm Section, Santana, Styx, Kansas, Toto, Peter Frampton, Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jeff Golub, Larry Carlton, Hank Garland, George Benson and others.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Drums:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Taylor, Maton, Ramirez guitars; Mesa Boogie, Fender, Acoustic Bass and Fishman amps; professional pedalboards and effects. Yamaha keyboards; Yamaha Tour Custom drums; Zildjian cymbals; Professional P.A. equipment and lights.

MUSIC