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United States
Growing up I played brass instruments in high school band, along with guitar and bass guitar in jazz band and pit band. We had a few garage/basement rock bands back in the day. Along the way, I learned a little drums and keyboard along with some basic recording and producing skills. I got away from music for a while because other things were getting in the way, but I am back at it these days. I have some local guys I jam with, but I am looking for something else musically now. I want to turn my music ideas into songs, but I really don't write lyrics or sing, which brings me here. My favorite genres are Vietnam/Woodstock-era rock, Southern Rock, and 90s Alternative Rock and Grunge. Other really important music in my life comes from Pink Floyd, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Guns 'n' Roses.
Songwriting Info
I am a:
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Topline Writer
Preferred collaboration style:
in person, video chat, email, cloud storage
Alternative, Rock
I'm strongest at:
chord progressions, arrangements
Instruments I write with:
guitar, bass
Sounds like:
The Black Crowes, Led Zeppelin
Hendrix, Rolling Stones, Led Zep, Pink Floyd, Lynyrd Skynyrd, CCR, Black Crowes, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, many more
Songwriting is my:
Songwriting Achievements:
I have some things on my youtube and soundcloud that I have performed/produced, including some original music.
Personal Songwriting Goals:
Turn worthwhile music ideas into good songs
Collaboration Goals:
mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release, just for fun
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This is something I have been playing with that might need lyrics... or maybe it is just a short instrumental...
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