Van Howlett
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SEEKING

Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Dobro, Harmonica, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Steel guitar, Ukulele, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

Screen name:
Van Howlett
Member since:
Dec 14 2017
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
12
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Jack Johnson, jack white, jack black, (yes, three times the jack) the black keys (first three albums), Bon Iver, John Butler Trio, John Melloncamp blues albums, John Coltrane, M Ward, brad paisley, G Love & Special Sauce, muddy Waters, JJ Cale, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Incubus, The Foo Fighters, Nirvana, T model Ford, System of a Down, rage against the machine, Allison Krause & union station, George Thoroughgood.... this could go on for days. You get the idea.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate
Drums:
Intermediate
Harmonica:
Intermediate
Banjo:
Intermediate
Mandolin:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

My very first beater guitar- old, scratched to hell and full of sand from six different beaches. Old rusty strings and perfect for sad slow rambling delta blues songs about rocks in your pillow and holes in your shoes.

Frank- my custom Dobro- my very own Frankenstein, built her from the body of six other steel guitars. He looks funny but is one of a kind.

Takamine acoustic electric- for practicing and quiet coffee shops.

Gretch Electromatic- she’s black and full of beautiful evil sounds.

Old beat up banjo. It’s for sampling banjo loops.

9 harmonicas (I didn’t think 8 would be enough)

Mandy, my Mandolin- not the most creative of names, I know, but if you met my cat meow meow and my dog norm you’d understand how much I enjoy irony.

I sold all of my electronics when I moved, big tall tube Amps don’t travel well, and I needed space in the U haul, so it’s acoustic jams with friends and the occasional garage band session with a smaller amp from time to time for now.