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In 1959 I started playing rhythm guitar for my Dad who played old time fiddle tunes and bluegrass. When teen-dom hit in 1960s I promptly quit playing sports in favor of the guitar because I got way more attention. I played mostly 50's and early 60's rock & roll, surfing music and then what we called country rock. I played in country rock bands in bars and clubs for many years and finally escaped the smokey venues and opened a commercial recording studio and sound reinforcement business. I still like to play classic R&R and classic country rock.

A few years ago I became interested in Tejano music particularly the 31 button accordion and the bajo quinto and I am learning to play them

Screen name:
Vintage Picker
Member since:
Apr 30 2010
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Nokie Edwards (Ventures); Preston Bolinger (Jazz Guitar); Jeff Newman (pedal Steel C6th and E9th), Buddy Emmons, Jimmy Day, Lloyd Green (pedal steel-E9th), Early Beatles, Chuck Berry, Eagles, Do-Wop bands, etc.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Intermediate
Steel guitar:
Intermediate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Intermediate
Accordion:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Primary acoustic - Vintage Martin D-35.
Electric
Custom Shop Carvin DC-200KOA
60th Anniversary Fender Telecaster
Fender Telecaster Elite Thinline
Vintage Fender Twin Reverb.
Primary Classical - Paolo Copia Custom Shop.
Vintage Fender Jazz Bass.
MCI D-10 pedal steel and Peavey Nashville 400 amplifier. Numerous other instruments, sound gear, and multi-track recording equipment (analog and digital).

MUSIC