SEEKING

Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Upright bass.

ABOUT

May 2017: I have recently returned to my hometown San Diego, and am looking to connect with a few talented musicians to form or join a working band and keep the music playing!

I've previously fronted blues bands, a cocktail jazz band, and have performed duos with several wonderful guitar players and a jazz pianist. We've played a few local blues festivals, had regular lounge gigs, been in rotations for local clubs, swing dances, coffee shops, and retirement centers.

I also sing old country, lots of standards, jazzy numbers, and a mix of this and that.

I am retired and have a flexible schedule. At this point wouldn't it be nice to find a natural and easy connection with a few quality musicians who resonate to some of the same styles and genres of music, are comfortable playing at a moderate (rather than LOUD!) volume, and who enjoy and appreciate the time we spend making music together.

If this sounds appealing, love to hear from you.

UPDATE: A seasoned bass player has indicated interest in putting together an OLD COUNTRY band, so I'm also looking for a lead country guitar player as well as a talented drummer who wants to play with two oldies but goodies like us. We'll be just starting out together, so you know there's going to be some practice time and building our repertoire before we start booking gigs. As long as we enjoy the music we're making, that's ok with me.

Screen name:
SassySusan
Member since:
Apr 26 2007
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years together:
20
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Age:
70 years

Influences

To name a few...

OLD COUNTRY: Patsy Cline, Tanya Tucker, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Hank Snow, Bob Wills, Reba, The Judds, etc. So many more...

BLUES: Robert Johnson, Koko Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Clapton, Ida Cox, Marcia Ball, Tedeschi & Trucks

SWING AND STANDARDS: Big bands of the 40's, Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Diana Washington, Perry Como, etc.

JAZZ: Marsalis, Peggy Lee, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Wynton Marsalis.

MUSIC