SEEKINGBand to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Saxophone, Background Singer, Flute, Vocalist - Alto.
Mature, experienced musician, started back in the 60's, learning to play the saxophone in the school music program. I learned to read music and play well with others. After learning the sax, I also took up the flute, the oboe, and the bassoon. But I quickly found out that bassoon players weren't considered ver sexy, so I got a guitar and learned all the chords from a book of Beatle's songs. Some people have told me I can sing, but I'm not sure I believe them. I'm fairly gig-worthy, having played at such venues as The Black Cat, The Wax Museum, The Bayou, The Psyche Delly, Desperado's, BB King's Lounge in Manhattan, The 8x10 in Baltimore, and numerous frat houses, bars, clubs, and bowling alleys on the West and East coasts.
(All artwork posted to my profile is original, created and copyrighted by me. Please don't distribute freely. Thank you)
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- May 30 2009
- 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
- Available to gig:
- 4-5 nights a week
My influences are the usual classic rock and pop bands and guitarists such as Terry Kath of Chicago, Eric Clapton, Rory Gallagher, Angus Young of AC/DC, Alvin Lee, Steve Stills, Mark Knopfler, Keith Richards, Tommy Bolin. I never cared much for shredders, progrock, or speed riffing, preferring to go for a melodically rhythmic approach with a bluesy, folky feel, although I really enjoy letting go now and then, trying to reach a frenzied level of transcendence a la Neil Young or Johnny Ramone.
I also like the sounds of jangly power pop guitar like the Kinks, The Strokes, The Records, Violent Femmes, The Smithereens, The Pretenders, The Flaming Groovies, Greenday, Graham Parker and the Rumor, Franz Ferdinand, Cheap Trick, etc.
Finally, add the whole world of folk and country/western music. As a guitarist, I only recently began to incorporate the playing styles of great musicians like Scotty Moore, Brad Paisely, Junior Brown, Deke Dickerson, Roy Clark, Jerry Reed, Vince Gill, and others.
As a sax and flute player, I’m in the King Curtis, Junior Walker, Clarence Clemons school of melodic honkers and screamers, with occasional detours into trad jazz, fusion, and funk. Weather Report with Wayne Shorter had a huge impact on me.
- Rhythm Guitar:
- Lead Guitar:
Fender American Standard Strat
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Epiphone Sheraton John Lee Hooker Ltd. Edition
DeArmond Jet Star
DeArmond Starfire Special
Gibson Firebird NR
Gibson Firebird R
Fender Jazz Bass
Epiphone Thunderbird II Bass
Acoustic 150 Bass Amp
Fender Twin Reverb Amp
Fender Deluxe Reverb Amp
Crate Palomino V32 Amp
Peavey Vintage 4X10 Amp
Guild Thunderstar 1x12 Amp
Phonic 720 PA System with 2 speaker cabs - 15" speakers and horns
a buncha stompboxes
Shure SM58 Vocal mic
Shure SM57 Instrument mic
Samson Wireless Instrument System
Selmer Tenor Sax
Buescher Alto Sax
various stands cables, etc.
Take Me to the River (sax solo - 1982)
Take Me to the River (sax solo - 1982) Track number: 3 Year: 1982 Album: The Jump Genre: Blues
Not the best performance but the best sound quality recording of my sax playing that I have. Recorded in 1982 in Ray Tilkens' basement studio with The Jump. Derek Brock lead vocal/guitar, John Rowney, drums/vocals, Paul Green, bass.
I Got a Line On you (lead vocal)
I Got a Line On you (lead vocal) Track number: 1 Year: 2006 Genre: Classic Rock
Clipped from a quickie demo recording session, no frills, no warm-up, one take.
Rock 'n' Roll With Me (guitar solo - also rhythm guitar)
Rock 'n' Roll With Me (guitar solo - also rhythm guitar) Year: 2012 Album: That Was...This Is (The Sixth Generation) Genre: Classic Rock
Song clip featuring my guitar
Heatwave (sax solo)
Heatwave (sax solo) Year: 2012 Album: That Was...This Is (The Sixth Generation) Genre: Classic Rock
Song clip of "Heatwave" featuring my sax
My Daddy Sang Rock 'n' Roll (guitar solo - also rhythm gtr, bkg voc)
My Daddy Sang Rock 'n' Roll (guitar solo - also rhythm gtr, bkg voc) Year: 2012 Album: That Was...This Is (The Sixth Generation) Genre: Classic Rock
My guitar work on this song
Simply (flute solo)
Simply (flute solo) Year: 2012 Album: That Was...This Is (The Sixth Generation) Genre: Other
Song clip featuring my flute
Wired (song i wrote, 2 gtr solos, rhythm gtr, bkg vocals)
Wired (song i wrote, 2 gtr solos, rhythm gtr, bkg vocals) Year: 1982 Genre: Ska
Composed by me, copyright1982 by Steve Blevins. Lead, rhythm guitar and background vocals by me, produced by me.