fortuenti's Profile

About me:All time music influences:

The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Winter, Allman Bros. Steve Miller, and all the Delta/Chicago/Memphis/Texas bluesmen who inspired them (Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Freddie, B.B., and Albert King, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Albert Collins), Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Tony Rice, and all the bluegrass greats who inspired them (Bill Monroe & the Bluegrass Boys, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, Kentucky Colonels, Del McCoury, Red Allen & Frank Wakefield), Robert Hunter, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Danny Gatton, Leo Kottke, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Phish, the list could keep going on and on… //

Current touring favorite artists:
moe., Widespread Panic, Steve Miller Band, Warren Haynes in any and all capacities, Disco Biscuits, Furthur, Grace Potter, Del McCoury Band, Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Ween, SCI, Les Claypool, John Hiatt, Umphrey's McGee, Phil Lesh & Friends, STS9
Musical instruments: GIBSON: ’58 re-issue Les Paul Std. & `61 Les Paul Jr., F-5 mandolin, Custom Shop koa Hummingbird & SJ-200 acoustic guitars, various lap-steels, STELLING: Sunflower banjo and D-28-style flat-top guitar, C.F. MARTIN 0037-K2-SM, TERRY C. McINTURFF: Monarch electric, FENDER: Stratocaster, Telecaster, and Precision Bass, NATIONAL and Dobro acoustic resonator guitars, TAYLOR: Model 855 12-string, 714-CE, 442-K acoustic guitars, and a wide assortment of amplifiers and effects pedals
When I grow up I want to be:
I don’t ever want to “grow up” though middle-aged, I realize I am growing older but, as I do that, I hope to influence as many people as possible to love music and play an instrument as others have done to me

Goal for year 2014:
Sharpen and polish my performance/singing/songwriting abilities, finish writing the original songs in my head, learn covers to pay tribute to my heroes, get set list together and play some gigs either solo acoustic or with band and play lots of gigs
Member Since:March 12, 2002
Last Login:March 6, 2015
Location:Beverly, WV
Birthday:January 2
Music means to me:Everything. It is FOOD for the SOUL. Without it, I would be emotionally and spiritually DEAD.
Schools:Davis & Elkins College
Edmund Burke School
General Interests:Beer, travel, outdoor activities/sports, history, drug policy reform
Other Distractions:Promoting the farewell addresses of honorable past-U.S. presidents


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