Hi, I'm Jim Schaper.
I am a solo performer with a full band sound. I can fill an outdoor festival with sound or scale it way back and create the same full sound in a homeowner's living room. My repertoire contains over 200 songs. Mostly classic country, blues, bluegrass, and sixties rock. I can tell banjo jokes or provide atmosphere. I play guitar and banjo and am able to audition online via streaming websites or youtube.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Fun, Smooth, Mellow, Chill.
My setlists are tailored to the event but can adjust to the now energies in the room. I usually mix it up with rockabilly, delta blues, classic country, bluegrass, or 60's rock. Music you can tap your toes to while chatting with a friend or focus in and sing along.
Though I'm a solo performer you will hear more than voice and guitar. I strive for a full sound using a drum machine for rhythm, a looper for second guitar sounds, and vocal harmonies. You see only me but hear two guitars, drums, and three voices. On some songs I play bluegrass banjo.
Hi, I'm Jim Schaper.
Atmosphere creating is a specialty. I'm laid back and chill, smooth and mellow. I'm also interactive from a person's smart phone during a performance. People can see my songlist and make requests from their smart phone while I'm playing. It's quite fun.
Additional Booking Notes
I provide all equipment including sound. The only thing needed is a power outlet and a small space (about six feet square except for main speakers).
My set list contains over 200 songs including a Christmas show.
Influences & Inspiration
I play a wide range of genres but every song is one that I love to sing.
Nothing extra required
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