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owen91428
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Other Percussion, Violin, Background Singer, Fiddle, Upright bass.

ABOUT

I play banjo and sing, mostly Celtic folk music, as well as a lot of old-time mountain music and some country blues. Also I've been learning about Balkan and Middle Eastern music and learning to sing in Arabic/Persian/Kurdish; I'd like to see how much these diverse kinds of music might be combined in performance... It ought to be fun! Mostly though, I'd like to find other musicians and get together on the old "Musical Journey" with a long term view of forming some kind of small gigging unit :)

Screen name:
owen91428
Member since:
Mar 22 2013
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
14
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Christy Moore, Andy Irvine, Planxty, The Old Crow Medicine Show, The Pogues, Luke Kelly, Ronnie Drew... and all the other Dubliners! Flatt and Scruggs, Union Station, The Charlie Daniels Band, Flogging Molly, Hayseed Dixie! Stivell (especially Chemins de Terre, and some later solo stuff from Alain Stivell and Dan Ar Braz) The Dropkick Murphys, Dougie McLean, Billy Connolly (one hell of a banjo player, and ye canny beat a well timed comedy-track...), Shooglenifty, Capercaillie, Flook, Afro Celt Sound System, Davy Spillane (Eastwind in particular), Bruce Molsky, Django Rheinhardt, Gogol Bordello, Taraf de Haidouks, Majaz, Mad Dog McRae, The Wolfe Tones, The Fureys

EQUIPMENT

Open-back five string banjo, well worn clawhammer finger, also picks n' that, One elderly, battered, but mellow, charming and much-loved Maidstone violin (I'd really love to work with a fiddler; it'd be cool to do some dual-fiddle stuff, but mostly I'd be playing the banjo. I love the fiddle and banjo sound), a rosewood bagpipe chanter, a strong voice, a friendly temprament, and the music and lyrics to a whole lot of good songs and tunes locked up in my subconscious! I just really want to play music with people: anything else we'd need (like amps and that) would probably be best to leave for now and arrange later... :)

MUSIC