sweeny
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ABOUT

I'm a recent transplant to the Lexington area from the Pacific NW.

I have been a professional drummer for most of my adult life, however, as most of us do from time to time I have been on a self imposed sabbatical from playing/performing for about six years now. I was with a successful original band in the Seattle market for 10 years averaging more than 100 shows per year from bar gigs to major festivals. Our style was acoustic/folk/funk/bluegrass inspired with a lot improvisational stuff.

As far as my style of drumming goes, I am very much a pocket player. I do not enjoy playing drum solos although I am more than comfortable moving around my kit. I focus on what a song or piece of music is asking for in terms of a drum track/groove. I am comfortable and proficient in most genres of music but my style tends to lean toward anything with some funk grooves, bluegrass, rock, blues, dynamic range, etc. I am not a metal drummer or hard rock drummer. Just not my thing. I

What I am looking for: I have a full time career that demands a lot of my time and energy and I am not looking for a regular gig/touring band. I would like to find some other players that are proficient at their instruments that have a similar mind set about playing music. I'm good with weekly rehearsals/jams and occasional gigs. I'm just past the point of wanting to be a busy rock star, lol.

Screen name:
sweeny
Member since:
Oct 10 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Bands: Grateful Dead, Counting Crows, DMB, String Cheese Incident, Tom Petty, U2, Led Zepplin, The Band, Buddy Guy, George Benson, The Meters, Galactic, Tower of Power, Buddy Miles, Rare Earth, Chick Korea, Journey, The Eagles and so on.

Drummers: Jim Keltner, Zigaboo, Carter Beauford, Kenny Aronoff, Steve Gadd, Frank Beard, Steve Smith, Liberty DeVitto, Steve Ferrone, Bill Kreutzmann, David Garabaldie

Instrument experience:

Drums:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Tama Starclassic with custom 4x14 maple snare. Various brass collected over the years mostly hand hammered stuff. All professional gear.