Willow Ridge
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SEEKING

Keyboard, Steel guitar.

ABOUT

This is a start up band. Please Don't reply if your not willing to take it slow. No Gigging til after the 1st of the year, read on please.
All the Willow Ridge videos are just cheap Scratch videos on our 1st rehearsal, sorry every one, the other videos are of Molly Sue Gonzalez on youtube.
Just to be upfront, this is a slow build due to a back surgery I'm having November 29th, 2017, The band will still be practicing maybe a few weeks after my back surgery, just not playing out til Early next year, Feb March? All the current members are all aware of this, with that being said, this is going to give us time to make this band the greatest sounding band in Nashville. Wedding/Corp/Birthdays/Ect, Thanks to the stars above.
Hoping you see the dream and come on board.

Screen name:
willowridge
Member since:
Oct 26 2017
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
1
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Age:
56 years

Influences

Most Def, Don Henley and the Eagles, BJ Thomas, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Doobie Brothers, Boston, BTO, Journey KD Lang, and dozens more. Craig Morgan, Neil Young, Tim McGraw, George Strait of course, Toby Keith, The Beatles, Glenn Campbell, Simon & Garfunkel, Brian Setzer, The Little River Band, Brook & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Nora Jones, Sara Mclaughlin , and the list goes on.

Members Of Band

My self on 1/2 lead vocals and harmony,
Molly Sue Gonzalez www.bandmix.com/ 1/2 vocal and harmony, Such an amazing Singer.
Scott Peters on cello,
Rock Arlyn Upright and Electric bad ass Bass
Sergio Flecken Lead Guitar, also bad ass
pedal steel, TBD
Drummer TBD
Keyboards TBD
Biography
Jeff Sullivan, Rhythm guitar player.
I came up with the idea for this type of band when I lived in Nashville the first time about 10 years ago. I'm originally from Denver, Colo. I'm 56 and have playing rhythm guitar for 42 years, I have a pick/finger picking style, I was taught by my eldest brother when he got out of the army in 1973, who played once with Arlo Guthrie when he was younger.
8 yrs ago, I was with The Durango Drifters in Colorado Springs, I think we did about 85 shows that year, and before that I was in Lake Delton Wis, With another band and did about 70 shows. So I've played a few shows here and there.
I've lived in Nashville on and off for almost 5 years now. I decided this is my year to deliver some great old tunes with a fantastic group of musicians.

Biography
Molly Sue Gonzalez is a singer songwriter and performer from Hammondsville, Ohio. she began her onstage career at the age of 5, performing at local fairs, festivals, and venues, earning the state talent title for Ohio that same year in the Princess Pageants of American. At 17 and 18, She performed many times as an opening act for renowned stars such as Ronnie Milsap, Randy Travis, Air supply and KC and The Sunshine Band. At 21 Gonzalez Moved to Nashville, TN and performed in the front room of Tootsies Orchid Lounge for 2 years before forming a rockabilly soul band, Molly Sue Gonzalez and the Mean, Mean, Men in 2011. The group received moderate success, including radio play, invitations abroad, touring the east coast, and an independent record deal, before disbanding in 2015. After a 2 year hiatus, Gonzalez plans to return to the stage with The Willow Ridge Band and a Solo career showcasing a wealth of new and Original material in 2018.


Biography
Sergio Flecken started his musical career at a very young age. He was always passionate about music from the very beggining. When he was 10 years old he
joined a sucessful Kids pop band in Spain (where he grow up) , called Bom Bom Chip, where they suceed for 5 year. (4 records with warner music, 4 platinum albums, etc ). After that era he has been more focused on being purely a guitar player and Musician overall in all the different aspects, playing for bands, artists, touring, on studios, teaching, composing, arranging, colaborating, etc. He's experience comes from the overall relation along the way with everything like different schools, teachers, players, books, etc. He moved recently this year to U.S to keep exploring and learning new styles where he has been touring around florida with a country band. Now new and relocated in Nashville.


Upright/reg bass. Rock Arlyn.
Biography
Rock Arlyn started music at 9 with guitar lessons. By 10, he was playing in a small band of young musicians. At 1l, added upright bass classical training and began playing in orchestras and later branched out to swing and jazz groups. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Indiana. Originally from Southern Indiana, he has also lived in the Cincinnati area and in Richmond, Virgina but has lived in Nashville since 2015.
He specializes in string instruments including à great Guitar, Upright Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar, Slide Guitar, Midi Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele, and Bajo Quinto. As a jingle writer for a while, he played on local radio and TV theme songs as well as commercials. He has a varied range of musical experiences from opening for The Outfield to performing at the Grand Ole Opry.
To Willow Ridge, Rock brings solid stage and recording experience, and a broad scope of musical styles and expertise to the bass lines contributing to the talents of the other seasoned musicians.

EQUIPMENT

Presonus 16.4.2, I personally play a Taylor K224 that is incredible and a Samick Jazz box and an Ibanez electric and a Fender Squire, HaHa you laugh, but it plays really nice.