stanley1275510
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin, Upright bass, Violin.

ABOUT

I want to get together with like minded folks to play acoustic music with traditional instruments. I don't want to play loud amplified music anymore. I've done it. It was fun at the time. My friends and I played spacey surf blues songs we made up at sleazy bars in San Diego years ago. My ears need a rest from all that. They're still ringing after a Bad Finger concert I attended in 1970. I mostly play tenor banjo now. Tenor banjo conjures up images of some guy at Disneyland with a straw hat, a green vest and arm garters playing "When the Saints come Marching In". I don't want to play that stuff. I play home made arrangements which I think other players could relate to and embellish with his or her own contributions. I am open to playing others folk's arrangements as well.

Screen name:
stanley1275510
Member since:
Apr 08 2018
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
10 to 50

Influences

My influences cover a wide range from Captain Beefheart, Nick Cave, Maurice Ravel, Igor Stravinsky, James Brown and lots of others. Lately, however, I find myself listening to Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter Sisters, ("Wildwood Flower" really gets me going!) Hank Williams Sr., Buck Owens and lots of unknowns on be playing traditional instruments.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Banjo:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Fiddle:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

old Tenor Banjo (I play in the "Irish" tuning mode GDAE)
old acoustic guitar
old Mandolin
old Fiddle