Shawn Ridley
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ABOUT

I am a lead and rhythm guitarist with 35 years of playing experience and a lot of gigs under my belt. Although I don't read music, I have a good ear and learn new material easily. I enjoy playing both rhythm and lead -- I have good meter and I try to play with touch, tone and taste. I enjoy being part of a band that plays for the song, not for individual attention.

Currently, my main band is Norman Collins & The Tumblers out of SF. My primary interest is in joining a high-quality, gigging cover band as a second project. Experienced players only, please!

Screen name:
Shawn Ridley
Member since:
May 26 2016
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Fabulous Thunderbirds, Black Crowes, Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, Lynyrd Skynyrd, SRV, Bad Co, Allman Bros, Steve Cropper. I also love soul and classic R&B - anyone who plays funky blues, rock, soul, country or r&b with groove and feel.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Fender Stratocasters, Telecasters and Gibson Les Paul Standards, depending on the song.

I have a variety of amps that I use depending on the band - old Fenders, Vox, Divided by 13, Matchless and Victoria.

MUSIC