SmokingJoe
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Harmonica, Flute, Trombone.

ABOUT

Instrumentalist in jazz, blues, country, rock, southern rock. I'm looking for a new approach, Asleep at the Wheel is an example., Jazzify country and standards....A swing feel to country. Country is a very popular music form and a very large audience group. I'm looking for a ground up band formation with guitar, and multiple possibilities with a keyboard or guitar player that doubles on keys. I play electric Bass, Baritone Sax, Alto Sax, flute. A lot of possibilities with the right people.

Screen name:
SmokingJoe
Member since:
Feb 24 2019
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Allman Brothers, Gerry Mulligan, Herbie Mann, Grover Washington Jr.,Miles Davis, Wilton Felder, Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond, Hubert Laws, Maceo Parker, Bobbi Humphries. Blues bands with horns were the thing before Clubs went to disco in the late 70's. When I got back from 'Nam I was playing clubs with cat's who were fantastic horn doublers. That was my inspiration to play multiple horns. Most people don't realize that it makes the band more versatile and extends the posibilities of instrumental harmonies. And in the end isn't it all about the sound!

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Saxophone:
Expert
Flute:
Expert

EQUIPMENT

Baritone sax, alto sax, flute, 5 string electric bass, bass amp 115, crown power amp, 4 floor monitor cabinets, 2 15" w/horns, 3 instrument microphones.