I can read and play by ear.fiddle/violin/--also play
gtr/keys I can add that fiddle/violin part to your song-original composer----currentlyplaying upstate N.Y. resorts/weddings/fill ins-currently taking a mutual break from a local ensemble group---originally from Claverack NY-living in Purling,NY-played on stage at The Grand Ole Opry (nationally televised)--Jan/2002-w/Barb Mandrell/Joe Diffie-When I was with the band "Against the Grain" out of Wichita KS, (1995-2003)We opened for Alabama,Brooks&Dunn,Diamond Rio,Doobie Brothers, Amazing Rhythm Aces, David Lee Murphy, Wade Hays,Brian White, Smokin Armadillos , Ricochet,-& many , many more-I have "jammed" with and recorded with guitarists from "Looking Glass"..
and "Exile"--.I've been playing for 50 years. Home -Purling N.Y. ..pls call or text 518 -567-1624...........I renewed this ad 03/12/2019 -I am now 56 yrs old- I am on Facebook as Thomas Konow and do have some videos there of me playing-Thank You ! Give me a call-would be great to talk to you. Christian/Rock/Country....give me a call-I'd be happy to talk/play you something over the phone-I have a laptop-no iphone-just a flip phone-not easily conforming to new technology -BA HA HA-I started piano in first grade ,by the time I was in 3rd grade my Mom and Dad wanted me to choose a second instrument--when my music teacher showed up to our house one day for my piano lesson, she had a couple instruments in the back seat of her Plymouth Volare-one was a trumpet and the other was a violin-after looking at the two different instruments , I chose the violin because it looked more interesting and mysterious. picked it up quick -playing solos at recitals in school concerts,by the 5th grade my teacher taught me all she knew and referred me to Al Cavalieri for professional violin lessons 45 minutes north of me in Albany-(I dropped the piano then) He was a professor at the College of St. Rose and was a child prodigy from Italy who studied under Louis Persinger in NYC- learning solo violin pieces-practicing long hours -I believe I was at my best at 14 yrs. old-playing pieces like Paganini's Witches Dance and Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen very close to flawlessly--(I'm my worst critic) I also enjoyed playing guitar/piano,playing by ear other artists creations and writing my own-after my divorce with my first wife, she moved back to her home town of Wichita Kansas-I (about 30 yrs old)met up with some ex rock and rollers hitting the country music market out there opening for major labels ,playing big clubs regularly-tapping into 220 for our lights ,in ear monitors-played keys and fiddle with Against the Grain from like 1995 till 2002-Been back near my home town of Claverack N.Y. since around 2007-performing at local resorts ,recordings,jams,weddings..........happy trails.......................I've got around 30 original songs
Location: Greene County, NY
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