I enjoy playing for people. Pro attitude, equipment, and technique. Although I can play by the numbers when needed, I am at my best when finding my own way around the room, the band, and the audience.
I identify as a piano player, and also play organ (esp. B3), Clavinet, and Rhodes. I can sing vocal harmonies well and in tune. I comp well, and solo well. I like pads, textures, and grooves.
Have a day job, so not looking for too heavy a schedule. Do enjoy a weeknight rehearsal, some weekend gigs, and taking occasion minivacations to do larger events and festivals.
Bands I have played with or subbed with in the last few years:
- By George! (Harrison)
- Cosmic Jerry (Skel)
- Dead Dog's Eye (Beatles, The Band)
- Diamond Eye Jack (Dead)
- Mountain Jam Band (Allmans)
- Peach Project (Allmans)
- This Old Engine (Dead)
- Workingman's Jed (Dead)
Notable projects recently:
- Concert for Bangladesh (complete)
- The Last Waltz (complete)
- Dark Side of teh Rainbow
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Sep 23 2017
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
Influences (in no particular order): Bob Moog, Ian Anderson, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Yes, Jan Hammer, Jeff Beck, Cat Stevens, Pink Floyd, Peter Townshend, J. S. Bach, Miles Davis et. al., Mahavishnu Orchestra, Motown, Gentle Giant, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones, Christine McVie, The Doors, Creedence, The Beatles, The Who, Jerry Garcia, The Grateful Dead, Cameo, Kool & The Gang, Carole King, countless unknowns and one-hit wonders, and most especially the people I have played music with.
- Background Singer:
Nord Stage 3 with the drawbars. Sennheiser 935 vocal mike.
Me and My Uncle
Me and My Uncle Year: 2016
This is me with IDB last year. I am switching between B3 and piano sounds. I play a solo at about 1:13
Shake Your Tushie
Shake Your Tushie Year: 1985
Live recording of The Local Band at Cameron Field in South Orange, NJ on July 4, 1985. I was playing a Yamaha DX-7.
Boonton Year: 2005
Live a the Boonton Ave. Grille with Evil Dick and the Congregation.
Eyes of the World (Video)
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West L.A. Fadeaway (with IDB 2016) (Video)
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Eyes -> Shakedown (Video)
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With Dead's Dog Eye, doing selections from The Last Waltz at the Harrison Ave. Tavern (West Orange, NJ) to raise money for charity.
IDB playing at ASR in Asbury NJ.