Professional, experienced guitarist for your event or venue. Knowledgable in many genres of music. I play to my audience. Blues, folk, country, bluegrass, jazz, old time rock and roll, I have played them all. I consider myself a student of American music, concentrating on the Golden Era from the '40's through the '70's. I have played electric guitar in many bands but I really excel at playing acoustic. When musicians get together in living rooms and on front porches, they play old songs and improvisations. It's one of the joy's of being a musician. I would like to bring this to your audience, the free style, off the cuff playing I and my fellow musicians do for fun. Come along for the ride!!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 75 minutes
What to Expect
In these solo acoustic shows, I perform a combination of improvisations, renditions of old time country tunes, classic blues songs, traditional bluegrass and well known folk melodies. I have a large repertoire and tend to stick with whatever genre is getting the best response from my audience. I am there to entertain, mixing stories from my days on the road with songs and instrumentals.
I have played in many bands over the years. Folk duos, cover bands, R&B and straight blues. Last decade I've performed as musical director and arranger for a couple of Johnny Cash Tribute acts. I have done the same in 2016 for a production of "Ring of Fire: the Johnny Cash Musical" at the MetropolisArts Theater in Arlington Heights. Currently working as musical director and arranger for a Bob Dylan Tribute.
Additional Booking Notes
I can perform anywhere that I have access to electricity. Larger venues should provide a PA but I have a self contained guitar/vocal system suitable for any smaller venue or private party.
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Influences & Inspiration
I have been a music fan as long as I remember, coming from a family that listened to and performed a wide range of musical genres.
PA and necessary lighting in larger venues
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