Ronnie Lavigne
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ABOUT

Interested in jam sessions with other traditional country musicians. (1950's to 1980's). See influences below. I have a space for jamming; in a non-alcohol environment.

Formerly of the "Smokey Heart Band", based in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. 1992-2002 (lead vocals, rhythm guitar).
Played in various bars and Legions of the Ottawa Valley; the City of Ottawa; and Pontiac County (Quebec). Also played various venues supporting the Budweiser Talent Searches (1980's), in the Toronto, Scarborough, Brampton, Mississauga, and Oshawa areas from 1988-1992; and Vancouver, BC. 1983 to 1987.

Huge fan and participant at the annual Fiddle Park, Pembroke, Ontario.

Screen name:
Ronnie Lavigne
Member since:
Oct 02 2017
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
Over 100
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Merle Haggard, George Jones, Carl Smith, Alan Jackson, Randy Travis, Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, George Strait, and sooo many more ; )

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Baritone:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Dobro:
Intermediate
Steel guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Enough to jam, or even perform here at the hall; seating capacity of approximately 50 people; with a small dance floor.

.PA, Yorkville Y115 200 watt speakers
.Soundtech 4 channel 150 watt amp.
.2 Mics, stands, guitar stands, notebook/tablet stand.
.If needed; I also have an older Boss/Roland drum machine. But of course would be much nicer to have a real drummer to jam with ; )
.Acoustic and semi-acoustic guitars.
.Semi-acoustic dobros.. one roundneck, one squareneck.
Roland 76 key digital piano.
.48 bass, and 120 bass accordions.
..and a really old diatonic 3 stop button accordion ; )
.2 Hohner harmonicas, C and G
.An autoharp, and a Ukelin, (haha), .. if anyone is over 100 and remembers how how to play it ; )
If you have never seen one, well, it's played with a thumb or finger picks, and, a bow.. it's sorta like "violin meets ukulele".. here is a link to a guy who really knows how to play this old and hard to find instrument. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhEyu04vs-Q

MUSIC