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David Cotton
CONTACT

SEEKING

Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I've been playing music semi-professionally since the age of 8 and for a time was a full time professional. I trained in classical trombone, but dropped it at 18. Since I was a teenager I've played fretted stringed instruments. I play all the mandolin family, all the guitar family, all the banjo family, dobro, lap steel, balalaika, bouzouki, all the ukulele family, autoharp and a host of other stringed instruments. I'm at home with bluegrass, newgrass and new acoustic, folk, swing, classical mandolin and many other styles.

Screen name:
David Cotton
Member since:
Mar 19 2012
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

Too varied to list. They include Tony Trischka, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Mike Marshall, Grappelli and Reinhardt, The Rosenbergs, Glazunov, Tom Lehrer, Beatles, Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, Debussy, Ravel, Gershwin, Sam Bush, Aleksei Arkhapovsky, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme and hundreds more.

Instrument experience:

Banjo:
Expert
Mandolin:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Other:
Advanced
Dobro:
Advanced
Ukulele:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Steel guitar:
Moderate
Upright bass:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

Loads of instruments. No amps or electronics. Transport.