Genre: Acoustic / Blues / Folk
Location Baja Poway, California, US
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Last Login: 9/10/2009
Member Since 9/12/2003
Record Label coming soon: Barking Dogs Records
BioAfter getting turned on to Mikey's in Poway in 99, and listening to the likes of D R Auten, KEV, Berkley Hart, Dave Howard, Lee Tyler Post, Frank Williamson, Peter Bolland, and way too many to mention, I took up the guitar again in 2000!! A friend of mine, Tim Hendrick talked me into joining him on some stuff, we collaborated, and started nervously playing out at Hot Java Cafe. Tim was in and out of music, and during one of his outs, I decided to forge ahead and play mostly solo, doing ballads, covers, etc. on acoustic/electric guitar. Backed up these days most times by Dave Sawyer (musicjammers.com) Spend most of my time hosting open mics, playing open mics and going to open mics and shows and promoting and supporting local musicians and others dedicated to the cause (ListenLocalSD.com and Musicjammers.com). Supporting and servicing Hot Java Cafe, trying to keep the equipment running properly, replacing expendable items like cords, mic stands, mics...... Help cultivate and motivate up and coming artists and singer/songwriters, along with recently trying my hand at songwriting myself with moderate success. And supporting, promoting the best local acoustic acts. Hot Rod Harris plays Martin Acoustics (DC-17E and HD-28) and uses Martin SP's - 13 gauge Hot Rod Harris uses L R Baggs I Beam Pickups and L R Baggs para DI preamp. .. BEST HOST AWARD - San Diego H.A.T. Awards 2006 .. .. ...... ..
MembersVocals and Acoustic Guitars (Martin DC-17E and HD-28) hot rod harris, Electric guitar backup by Dave Sawyer
InfluencesJohn Prine, Neil Young, the Beatles, the Byrds, Bruce Cockburn, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, Van Morrison, CSYN, Eagles, Grateful Dead, BB King, Pink Floyd, Pat Metheny, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks, Tom Petty, Paul Simon, Tom Waits and way too many others to list............. More importantly than ever are my local influences and fellow partners in music crime in the immediate area: J Turtle, Kyle Phelan. Saba, Jane Lui, Dave Sawyer, Peter Bolland, Anna Troy, Gregory Page, Dave Howard, Pete Thurston, Isaac Cheong, Sam Bybee, the Gooses, Kim DiVincenzo, Thomas Lee, Cathryn Beeks, Matt Silvia, Michael Tiernan, Sven Erik Seaholm, Simeon Flick, Tristan Prettyman, Anya Marina, Frank Williamson, Berkley Hart, D R Auten, Steph Johnson, Jack Tempchin, Truckee Brothers, Steve Poltz, Annie B, Citizen Band, Marcia Claire, Scott Wilson, Carlos Olmeda, Toca Rivera, Aaron Bowen, Andrew Foshee, Nate Welden, Christiane Lucas, Will Edwards, John Hull, Nathan James and Ben Hernandez and also many more, and my three biggest fans, Jaime, Josh and Jasmin, and the whole OPH Gang from Poway and Temecula!! New artists: Ari Hest, Howie Day, Citizen Cope, David Gray, John Mayer, Damien Rice, Jason Mraz, the Redwalls, Blue Merle, ColdPlay, Green Day, Weezer, They Might Be Giants, and more
Sounds LikeGoose farts, accompanied by great Cowboy chords articulated by add ons, hammer ons, variations, and other very simple guitar work specifically made to sound complex!! Use of guitar club (capo) extensively to get the three chords I know into the right vocal pitch.