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Tim Donaghy

Ventura, California, USA
Post  Posted 21 May 2019 9:44 pm    
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Fairly new Ventura alt-country band seeking a pedal steel player to fill out the "country" part of alt-country.

We practice weekly just above midtown Ventura (typically Wednesday nights, 6:30 - 9) and play all original songs about drinkin, leavin town, lost love, life being weird, and driving around. Perhaps a few other things as well. Got a couple gigs lined up for the summer, not opposed to finding a few more.

Our current lineup includes - drums, Fender bass, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, piano. The ideal steel player would be able to add tasteful licks and play well with a piano.

We range in age from 30ish to 50ish. No drug or alcohol problems, though we do like to have a few beers and maybe smoke a little grass at practice. Nothing crazy, music is the focus.

Don't feel like dragging your steel to practice every time? You are more than welcome to use my 1965(ish) Domland Stereo D-10 (Emmons setup, 3 pedals/3 levers on the E9). I'm currently running it through a Fender PA 135 and a Peavy 12" speaker, which sounds great.

For sound, influences range all over, maybe Uncle Tupelo/Son Volt/early Wilco/Whiskeytown before Ryan Adams got creepy/Blue Mountain/Golden Smog/Old 97s/Uncle Tupelo/Neil Young/some Bakersfield... basically alt with country influence.

Here are a few rough videos from a recent practice:

Wasting Your Time: https://youtu.be/HYaFHF88zVY
Western Skies: https://youtu.be/JczNpFYBGuM
Born With A Bottle: https://youtu.be/T7AjPHGluKk
Noise & Neon: https://youtu.be/VmrvLCRnCWQ
Always: https://youtu.be/1bGRjEHFOqM

If you're interested, feel free to message me here on the forum or at donaghyt@gmail.com. Of course, this is for fun (not paid) but any shows we get, we'll obviously split the proceeds or put it back into the band fund for recording.

Upcoming shows:
June 5th at the Maui Sugar Mill Saloon in Tarzana, CA
June 22nd at The Sandbox Coffeehouse in Ventura, CA
"You say you want to play country, but you're in a punk rock band."
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Kerry Johnson

Bay Area, California
Post  Posted 30 May 2019 8:18 pm    
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Hey Tim,

One of my student pedal steel guitarists has moved into your area.
He is becoming a good player.

Send me a PM message here and I'll put you in touch with him.

~Kerry Johnson Smile
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E9 & C6 tunings.
JCH D-10, BL-705, Revelation Pre, VHT Two/Ninety/Two,
75’ Session 400 amp. JBL
Telonics, Goodrich VP. D’Addario strings
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