Russ Higginbotham
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Band to Join.

ABOUT

Swing Music: high-spirited jazz music of the twenties, thirties, and forties, with a smattering of slow, smoky ballads, Gypsy, Blues, Western Swing and Americana mixed in just for fun.
Available for club and dinner engagements, private parties, weddings, corporate events, etc.
Formerly of Texcentricity; Austin, Texas and "The Spitfires Swing Band" in Portland, OR
Available for other projects and looking to perform as often as possible; seeking other like-minded musicians who live and breathe Swing Music to jam or collaborate; would like to form "Viper Jazz" group to play hot smoking jitterbug tunes!

Screen name:
Russ Higginbotham
Member since:
Feb 09 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Freddie Green, Charlie Christian, Fats Waller, Fletcher Henderson, Django Reinhardt, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Louis Jordan, Slim Richey/Jitterbug Vipers, Jazz Pharaohs, Bob Wills, Walter Hyatt, Asleep At The Wheel, Robert Earl Keen, Terry Allen, The Grateful Dead, Garcia & Grisman, R. Crumb's Cheap Suit Serenaders, Asylum Street Spankers and all that old Viper Music. Kerrville Folk Festival, Old Settlers Music Festival

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist - Baritone:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

"The Loar" Archtop Acoustic-Electric; 1995 Fender Stratocaster; guitar & vocal amps/basic gig kit

MUSIC