SEEKING

Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Piano, Harmonica, Flute, Mandolin, Trombone.

ABOUT

these are all practice sessions, exploring for creative ideas. Can you imagine the horn, percussion or a vocal part?....really would like to groove the upright with brass and/or reeds, with smokin vox out front.......now over 50 and playing off and on since I was 13. playing in a gigging Americana band, have a hard rock side project and backing a couple Jazz Night School groups.

Screen name:
upright_bassist
Member since:
Oct 17 2013
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
20
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

Started off playing jazz and top 40 in high school, now digging altjazz, blues, bluegrass, country, rock: Lake Street Dive, Bethany and Rufus, Matthews Band, carolyn leonhart, Wood Brothers, Mountain Firework Company, Hurray for the Riff Raff and OCMS albums. Of course I love Heath, Brown, Carter, McBride, Jaco, Clarke and the bunch, but also heavily influenced by Gaye, Cooke, Guy, Stevie, Meyer, Tribe, Hendrix, Aretha, MJQ, Miles + anything with Syncopation or Soul...the entire palette....

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Upright bass:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

upright and electrics + too much expensive and distracting crap, been buskin on the corner in Kent, Auburn and Seattle lately.

MUSIC