SEEKINGVocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Background Singer, Harmonica, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Vocalist - Alto, Steel guitar, Upright bass, Cello.
Weir-Lesh-Townes seeks Garcia-Robertson-Lowell-Emmylou-Hart-Pigpen for good times & bad ;)
Thing is, I've played guitar for kicks since I was 12, but it's never had a place in my musical career. Made some effort with songwriting but there's nothing I love more than taking a break from music that is 'work' to just learn and play some tunes. Perhaps I would like some people to do something like THIS with;
Outsider blues...psychedelic cowboys...country doom...loaded dice...empty bottles...dusty strings...close harmony...a lost mythological heart-strings & acid-drenched probably imaginary Americana type of thing. With a healthy dose of funky rhythm 'n blues but always... from the soul.
A wandering shapeshifter of a musician, I started out a Saxophonist in semi-pro gigging blues, rock & reggae bands as a teenager in the mid 80's. Played... everything, everywhere since, including stints touring with theatre companies, Jazz orchestras and professional street bands.
Had a major electronic period which began around 1990; several white label releases, a lot of live performance & DJ'ing at free parties & raves. Around 1995 developed an interest in street percussion, and by 2003 I was directing the London School of Samba at Notting Hill Carnival. Have had the chance to combine my love for electronics and lots of drummers a few times since then & am kept fairly busy, but won't put the band's names here as that will attract the wrong google queries - samba is NOT why I'm here! Samba-related teaching & stuff makes up about half my income these days, and partially satisfies the need to play... but not entirely.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Sep 15 2010
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
- Most available:
Townes Van Zandt, the Grateful Dead, Elizabeth Cotton, Bob Dylan, New Riders, Woody Guthrie, Steve Earle, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, The Band, Little Feat...and loads I'll probably add later.
Taylor acoustic - Dean Electric - coupla amps - Saxophones - drums percussion samba gear - millions of bits of electronics & effects & pa systems & recording equipment - godzilla sized collection of samples, virtual instruments & sound mangling nonsense.
Only the first thing on the list matters here though ;)