NFR Any musicians out there?

bk paige

Wishin I was on the Sauk
Been play guitar since the mid 80's, I'm ok but don't play to much anymore. I have a good friend that can play any rhythm with just thinking of it, pisses me off but I'm better at solos. Want to get a Mesa Boggie triple rectifier, those things are mean!
 

A.A.

Active Member
Those just HAD to be good times, AA!

The best! I still have the guitar that my dad taught me to play on. He bought it used for $100 when he was a senior in high school. He touched up the buckle rash on the back w my grandma's fingernail polish. 1962 fender duo sonic. It's the one non-living thing I'll grab if my house is on fire. Only then it'll be "Run, Don't Walk!"
 

weiliwen

Kicked
I own three guitars: I got an Epiphone ET-270 when I was just 12, still have it. Kurt Cobain played one of these until just before Nevermind. It's sort of a Strat copy, but with absolutely sweet single-coil pickups.

I bought a Kay acoustic single cutaway from my brother a while ago. Kay is nothing special as a brand, but my brother had spend a bundle having a luthier fix it up, so it plays nicely.

When I finally got some money, I bought a John Lennon Epiphone Casino, blonde, lovely guitar.

I have a Blues Junior amp, all I really need these days.

I played in bands when I was younger, including with my brother, who has an amazing collection, including 6(!) Rickenbackers including Pete Townshend 6 and 12-string models, a Gibson SG that exactly matches the one Townshend played at Woodstock, and a Hiwatt Stack (sensing a pattern here?). Oh yeah, a '57 Les Paul he bought at a garage sale from a woman whose son bought it brand new, played it a couple months, and put it in the attic for 30 years (my brother paid $100, no lie). His arthritis is so bad he no longer can play any of them, what a shame.

I would love to play in a band again, but chances are slim.
 

Alex MacDonald

that's His Lordship, to you.....
Been playing guitar off and on since I was 11, had two bands of my own, and (long story) once been onstage at the Fillmore with Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane in `66 (I used to babysit for her). but even though I have 3 acoustics, I don't play much anymore; a little of this, a little of that....
 

bakerite

Active Member
I still remember being at my friend Mark's house in 1970 when he played Chicago and I realized that playing trombone, which I started when I was 12 could be hip. We started a band with other guys from Shoreline and Seattle and played for high school dances for the next 5 years.
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Then I got a real gig with Jim Brady and the Sonics which led to 4 years on the road playing 6 nights a week all over the USA and Canada.
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Since then (1979) I've been teaching band and playing gigs whenever something comes up or I can manufacture one. I still try to practice an hour or so every day so I don't lose my "chops". My son is a good drummer and my wife sings and plays guitar, so we have had a trio that has played a lot around Baker. I have a friend who plays trumpet that I took fishing back when we were both single, who calls me the "Fishin' Musician". I have played jazz and a lot of big band and play keys too. My current favorite band to play in is called the "Depot Street Syncopators". We play almost any song that has Mardi Gras in the title, so lots of Dr. John and the Meters. Playing music is about the only thing I would rather do than fish!
 

A.A.

Active Member
I still remember being at my friend Mark's house in 1970 when he played Chicago and I realized that playing trombone, which I started when I was 12 could be hip. We started a band with other guys from Shoreline and Seattle and played for high school dances for the next 5 years.
changes.jpg

Then I got a real gig with Jim Brady and the Sonics which led to 4 years on the road playing 6 nights a week all over the USA and Canada.
SonicsWJimBrady2.jpg
Since then (1979) I've been teaching band and playing gigs whenever something comes up or I can manufacture one. I still try to practice an hour or so every day so I don't lose my "chops". My son is a good drummer and my wife sings and plays guitar, so we have had a trio that has played a lot around Baker. I have a friend who plays trumpet that I took fishing back when we were both single, who calls me the "Fishin' Musician". I have played jazz and a lot of big band and play keys too. My current favorite band to play in is called the "Depot Street Syncopators". We play almost any song that has Mardi Gras in the title, so lots of Dr. John and the Meters. Playing music is about the only thing I would rather do than fish!

These are awesome stories guys! So fun to find out there are other people with passions in fly fishing and making music! Very cool!
 

River Pig

Active Member
I play a little banjo and guitar. The highlight of my career was playing at a buddies songwriter night at a little joint in Seattle. I didn't write anything, but played instrumental bits between songwriter performances. Haven't played much in the last year but I need to get back into it. Any other front porch pickers out there?
 

Jim Ficklin

Genuine Montana Fossil
Any other front porch pickers out there?
More of a back patio picker here, lol. Way back when in MT, fiddlers' jamborees were a real treat. A friend & I used to drag our guitars along to out of the way KP taverns on occasion when I worked in Bremerton; he & (mostly) his Bride - both from a small town in Idaho would insist that I come over most Saturdays - she wanted to ensure that I got at least one wholesome meal every week. Then Donnie & I would go to the rec room, drink beer and play & sing a "verse or two from every song we ever heard," according to Dale. Those are great memories!
 

the_grube

Active Member
Great thread. Not surprised that there are lots of musicians on a fly fishing board. Music is one of those 'deep into it' passions like fly fishing. Some cool stories and pics.

I've played guitar since I was a senior in high school. Lately I've been writing and producing original instrumentals for film and TV. I have a handful of publishing deals and have had cuts on shows like: Duck Dynasty, American Pickers, Counting Cars, Treehouse Masters, etc. Mostly cable productions with a few network TV placements. You can hear some of my stuff by taking the Reverb Nation link in my signature line below.

Anyone else have their stuff available for streaming online? I'd love to hear your noise!

Bakerite, those leisure suits are amazing. I had one back in the day. You can gut a fish with the point of the collar on those shirts if you put enough starch on em :p
 

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