Two Point Mandolin
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SEEKING

Band to Join, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Mature, experienced, and diverse Christian musician seeking other like-minded musicians for collaboration.

Even though COVID has put a damper on things this past season, I have played in various bands as well as on church worship teams throughout the years. I had an independent band for a couple of years that occasionally led worship in interdenominational churches relieving worship teams to give them a Sunday off for rest.

Musically, I was a music major in college and over the years I have been exposed to and played a plethora of musical genres and idioms. Now as an older, experienced, and discriminating musician, I am testing the waters for some new bandmates. My influences include Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, Alt-Country/Country Rock, R&B, Swing, and Contemporary Christian genres.

On the electric side, I love playing my Telecaster(s) straight through some toneful amps. Acoustically, I am an experienced mandolinist that can also Bluegrass flatpick an acoustic guitar. I also play pretty solid resonator guitar (Dobro) and dabble with an open-back banjo as second-tier instruments. I have good improvisational skills on all my instruments and sing solid backup harmony.

I would like to meet other experienced musicians/vocalists having a similar understanding with whom I could collaborate in playing diversified material (acoustic and/or electric).

I am also available as a sideman to help accentuate current bands, solo musicians, or singer/songwriters as needed.

If this sounds like something of interest, please respond and we can talk further in person.

"Never underestimate an "older" man with a guitar". :-)

Thanks.

Screen name:
Two Point Mandolin
Member since:
Sep 05 2010
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Tony Rice, Brian Sutton, David Grier, Russ Barenberg, Mark O'Connor, Chris Thile, Adam Steffey, Sam Bush, Bela Fleck, Alison Brown, Jerry Douglas, Tim O'Brien, Roy Buchanan, Danny Gatton, Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Eric Clapton, Django Reinhardt, John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Andrew Collins Trio and a multitude of others.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Mandolin:
Advanced
Dobro:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Huss & Dalton TD-R Custom Acoustic Guitar (The Cannon)
Fender Telecaster & Telecaster Thinline
Top Hat Vibra-Trem & '57 Narrow Panel Tweed Pro Replica Amps
F-5 & Two-Point Mandolins
Lebeda 622 Professional Resonator Guitar
Mike Ramsey Open-Back Banjo