Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Flute, Vocalist - Alto, Upright bass, Accordion.


Aiming to launch a bar band gigging a tight set of Canadiana standards and deep-cuts, Celtic & Maritime trads, and my own rootsy originals, with some of the usual bluesy American bar-band standards ready by request (no classic rock, Top-40 pop, corporate radio bro-country, etc.) The plan would be to find standup double-bassist once we're tight as the core duo, with ambition to scale-up further from trio depending by gig, adding accordion, piano, bodhran / muted-snare, etc.

OFFERING a gregarious tenor with a knack for harmony, ready to share rhythm-guitar duties a bit but prefer to focus on mandolin and fiddle. Strong rudiments from Classical ed so I'm pretty fluent with arrangement, chord voicings, etc. Ready to commit time aggressively, especially early-on, to sync up to scratch.

I also sing in French, Spanish, and a wee bit in Gaelic.

SEEKING a disciplined and driven roots guitarist... you are able to memorize simple chord progressions quickly to reach the 20-30 tunes we need to go gig 3h+ shows.

I'd be quite content with a quick-study guitarist who's got other concurrent project(s), e.g. pop/rock/blues band or solo act, even if that's your higher priority. So long as you can learn tight chord changes as a side-man/side-gal, I'm happy to own the rest here.

On the other hand, if you DO want an equal say in arrangement or song-writing, I'm an open-minded bandmate. If keen to solo as Lead Guitar I'm willing to support as Rhythm Guitar myself, up to ~1/3ish of numbers, but it's not really my priority. (Frankly, 'easy-guitar' a.k.a. 'cowboy chords' will suffice just fine if you've got great rhythm) More valuable to me than Lead soloing chops would be for you to have familiarity or ambition to explore Drop-D tunings, e.g. DADGAD... even better would be a voice for vocal harmony.

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Member since:
Oct 11 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


Spirit of the West, Stan Rogers, Be Good Tanyas, The Duhks, Basia Bullat, Kathleen Edwards, Jason Collette, Joel Plaskett, Joy Kills Sorrow, Great Lakes Swimmers, Sarah Harmer, Feist, The Paperboys, Viper Central, Hey Rosetta!, Cowboys Frigants, Vent du Nord, Bar Bros, Prairie Oyster, Blue Rodeo, Cowboy Junkies, The Hip, The Band, Joni, Neil, Lightfoot, Cockburn...

Springsteen, Dylan, Simon, CSN, Fleetwood-Mac, The Dead, Counting Crows, Van Morrison, Guy Clark, TVS, Nanci Griffith...

Mipso, MandolinOrange aka The Watchhouse, Mipso, Nickel Creek, Crooked Still, OMCS, Solas, Dervish, Lake Street Dive, Neko Case, Sara Jaroz, Gillian Welch, The Civil Wars, Florence +TheMachine, Fly My Pretties, etc etc etc...

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:
Background Singer:
Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Other Percussion:


fiddle (w/ pickup)
electric fiddle
mandolin (w/ pickup)
bodhran (tunable, w/ pickup)
acoustic guitar (w/ pickup)
tambourine, shakers

Hardwood-floored home studio with churchy acoustics, upright old piano, if slightly flat, admittedly (...also sometimes have vacancy for musician-housemates:

- 4x budget vocal mics, 2x stands
- portable Roland busking amp
- big messy box o' wires
- Tascam interface