SEEKING

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

ABOUT

Keen to gig roots/altcountry trads, underplayed covers, and select originals, at upbeat tempo that gets the pub dancing.

OFFERING gregarious tenor with a fair knack for harmony, ready to share some rhythm guitar duties but more focused on fiddle, mando, harmonica, & bohran. Strong rudiments from classical ed so I'm ready to lead arranging. Able to commit time aggressively in early days to sync up to scratch.

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

SEEKING an acoustic guitarist, with interest to grow to standup bass / accordion / bodhran / keys / etc. once we've got a firm start on our book as a duo.

You're able to pick-up simple chord progressions quickly, to reach the 30-40 tunes we need to go gig a 3h show... You're ready with your own book of a dozen or more fav rootsy tunes you already know cold, for me to learn. If keen to play Lead Guitar I'm willing to accompany a fair bit, but I'm not keen to play Rhythm Guitar more a ~1/3rd of our book at very most, really... it's just not my instrument.

If our tastes are a fit, let's plan *twice* weekly for the first 6 weeks or so, plus respective solo practice... a weekly social jam is just not enough time to get serious, and we'd aim to pace 2-5 new trads/covers per week. (Once we're tight and gigging, weekly practice + gigs should suffice do to maintain the act...)

Screen name:
quetico
Member since:
Oct 11 2014
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Stan Rogers, Spirit of the West, The Duhks, Be Good Tanyas, Basia Bullat, Kathleen Edwards, Paperboys, Joel Plaskett, Joy Kills Sorrow, Great Lakes Swimmers, Sarah Harmer, Feist, Hey Rosetta!, Jason Collette, Cowboys Frigants, 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...

Solas, Dervish, Vent du Nord, Lake Street Dive, Sara Jaroz, Gillian Welch, MandolinOrange, The Civil Wars, Neko Case, Florence & TM, ZAZ, Fly My Pretties, Laura Marling, Boygenius
etc etc etc.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced
Vocalist - Tenor:
Advanced
Violin:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Fiddle:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Other Percussion:
Moderate
Mandolin:
Moderate
Harmonica:
Intermediate
Drums:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

acoustic fiddle (w/ pickup)
electric fiddle
mandolin (w/ pickup)
bodhran (tunable, w/ pickup)
acoustic guitar (w/ pickup)
harmonicas
tambourine, shakers
penny-whistle

home studio with churchy acoustics, upright piano, & tascam
4x vocal mics, 2x stands
portable busking/practice amp
big messy box o' wires

MUSIC