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clasical, blues, 70's and 80's hard rock and metal

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Icon   RobAsh15 ...peace and love, my fellow babies. If you're not digging where you're at, I hope life lets you find a better shovel.

About Me

I'm 50 years old, retired from a 30 year career as a professional illustrator and designer. If you're interested in seeing some of my art, you can go here:

I was in my first band at age 16. My father raised me on classical music, jazz and blues, and the rock of his generation, sharing everything with me from Wagner, Bethoven and Mozart to Tony Bennet, Frank Senatra, Nat King Cole, Connie Francis, and of course, the incredible Ms. Patsy Cline... to Joe Cocker, America, Three Dog Night, Simon and Garfunkle, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Janis Joplin and Steppenwolf.

Later in my adolesence, when I began to choose my own music, I drifted towards groups like Styx, Kansas, Pat Travers, Robin Trower, Ted Nugent, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Genesis, Alan Parsons, Aerosmith, Thin Lizzy, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Rush, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, 38 Special, Jefferson Starship... this list could go on a long ways.

I've always been a rocker. My hay day was the mid 80's to mid 90's, and I love hard rock and metal from that period.

I made a living in a circuit band for 4 years in the mid 80's, and have sold a couple of originals over the years. To the best of my knowledge, none of the songs I have sold has ever been produced and/or released. From what I've been told, it's common for this to happen.

I am primarily a singer and lyricist. I also play very strong rhythm guitar, harmony leads and occasionally a little light lead work. I play bass very well. I program midi drum tracks in Addictive Drums and Superior Drummer. I play some keys, on a Yamaha PSR E423 keyboard, but mostly for adding in strange sounding groovy stuff, when it's called for. My DAW's are Adobe Audition 3.0 and Reaper 4. I think I might be about to upgrade my main DAW to Adobe Audition CS6... but I'm taking it real slowI am contemplating a switch to PreSonus as my main DAW, but am taking it slow.

My weapons of choice are:

2006 Jackson Soloist

ESP LTD B-50 bass. Simple, straight forward, fast and sleek. A real "meat and potatoes" bass guitar.

Yamaha PSR E423 keyboard.

Blue encore 200 mic. The perfect blend of stage ready mic and still something good enough to handle recording work.

I use a Line 6 Pod Pro rack unit to voice all my guitars and bass, and run everything through a BBE 882i sonic maximizer to sweeten the tones.

Everything runs out to iKEy Audio 808v2 powered monitors.

Looking forward to getting some solid critiques here, and to maybe developing a few collaborations.

Let's rock, ladies and gentlemen.

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Don't abuse your muse...
52 years old
March 20, 1962
Music, books, blockbuster movies, grilling great steaks, golf, loving on my wife, loving on my three pugs, playing out with a band, football, fast cars, really big and dramatic thunder storms, alternative lifestyles, legalizing pot for both medicinal and recreational use...

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