Garry P.

Organizer

Location:

Pennington, NJ
Hometown: Moorestown, NJ

Organizer since:

January 7, 2015

Do you have some musical talent you want to share with others? What instrument to you play? Vocals?

I'm a vocalist and I play guitar. Mostly acoustic guitar. But since joining the EAMC I've geared up and I'm learning my chops on electric guitar. Anyway, I really enjoy singing. Lead or harmony. Love good harmonies. I also hack around on bass, piano, keyboard or anything else someone dares hand me.

Have you performed casually or for gold, fame and fortune? Some of us left music for a while and are returning to it. How about you?

Started things rolling with folk music in the early '70's. High School Folk Club and local festivals. Then, of course, Folk Rock, Country Rock, Folk Country Rock, Rock Rock...you know how it goes. I fronted a rock band for a couple years in the mid-70's and then came a few iterations of acoustic oriented groups that played a very eclectic, sometimes weird, repertoire. I've played bars, concerts, charities, USO, parties and so on, in groups and solo. I was into doing pretty much anything that came along and loved it all. By the mid-80's I wasn't playing out much anymore but continued to jam with friends fairly regularly until about 10+ years ago. UPDATE: Since joining this collaborative I have performed with numerous talented people and I am a member two rock bands - PiFight and Morph the Cat. It's the best of all worlds .....Rocking Out, Acoustic Goodness and enjoying Eclectic Variety and Weirdness.

Are you passionate?

I guess. I get pretty jazzed when I'm engaged in a good cause, good conversation, good jam

Do you believe in community and service to others? Part of our mission is in community outreach by way of participating in benefit concerts and playing for the aged and infirm. Interested?

Always have.

Would you like to support other Collaborative members and what would you like to get out of your participation?

I'll tune Mr. Einstein's Les Paul, whatever. I really like that masthead. I'd like to play with people again and get reinvigorated. I'd jump at the chance to perform some again at least in the way of some short sets, open mics or walk-ons. You never know. UPDATE: Well now we know. It's been a year of playing with people and performing...Doing short sets, open mics and joining two bands. It's really been everything that I was looking for and then some. But what's better than all the rest, new friends.

Introduction

Hi Y'all. After being away from music for over ten years I found this great group of talented people and new inspiration. I played enthusiastically from the early seventies through the nineties but lost my way. It's good to be back.


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