56 year old drummer with chops from St. Clair County is looking for a gigging or very close to gigging band. I can play most any type of genre, but at this time am looking for heavy blues/funk/soul. Artists like Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Joe Bonamassa, Govt Mule, The Vaughn Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Allman Brothers Band, Tab Benoit, Tommy Castro, Buddy Guy, etc. I enjoy playing anything that keeps my interest and is challenging. I have numerous years experience and have been formally trained. I have played professionally for many years. Also have rudimental/Drum and Bugle Corps experience with emphasis on technique, reading music, musical structure, etc. I am aware of tempo and maintain it well. I've played with gigging bands before so I have experience and know what's expected. Not looking for any band drama, but looking for "talented" fellow musicians, folks that know their way around their instrument, that will put in the work, show up for rehearsals prepared and ready to go...fellow musicians to challenge me with their talent. I have a full-time job and work throughout the week, but also have time to put into a band and learning my parts and am committed to my musical endeavors. Looking to play out a couple times a month. Don't want to travel too far, but that all depends...we can discuss later. Along with playing in gigging bands, I've also filled-in with other bands from time to time without any rehearsals. I am good at drumming on the fly. I am very reliable and am dependable. I also have vocal abilities either sharing lead vox or doing BGV's. Drop me a line if you're interested. I am a very quick learner and can settle into a groove quickly. I'm not into drugs nor am I an alcoholic. Not looking to make it big or tour. Just want to enjoy making music with a great group of talented musicians.
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