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Discuss the Rkstar Open Mic, or others. Make plans to collaborate a song with others, share your favorite open mic acts, announce other open mics, etc.

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Topic:Lead Guitarist Available
by: MikeOwl
Aug. 17, '04 12:04am
Hi, my name is Mike and I have two aspects as a musician: singer/songwriter and lead guitarist. I'm a regular at the Van Dyck and started attending the Rkstar Open Mikes a few weeks ago. I've planned on performing as a singer/songwriter there but the sign up fills so fast and...

last week there was this guy from Australia there who asked Paddy if Schenectady ever rocked out (I'm paraphrasing)- that it seemed to him if every act was an acoustic singer/songwriter. Paddy mentioned this onstage, saying that this was the Electric City after all.

This got me thinking about bringing down my electric guitar to the Rkstar Open Mike but I don't currently have a band. Then I thought about accomanying other singer/songwriters, giving some electric leads to others. If anyone is interested in having a lead guitarist back them up at the Rkstar Open Mike, please contact me at

A demo tape or CD with lyric sheet and chord changes would be helpful in me preparing to enhance your songs.

Here's a brief bio of me:

I've been playing for 18 years now; I started off with 5 years of lessons from Matt Smith, formerly of the Capital Region but now an internationally known guitarist and instructor based in the Big Apple.

My first band was with experimental artist and musician Jason Martin.
by: MikeOwl
Aug. 17, '04 10:47pm
Or maybe there are other instrumentalists out there that attend the Van Dyck Open Mike that would like to play some music. Maybe some drummers and bassists, keyboardists and horn players. Maybe decide on a song or two each week to learn and play together.
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