I've just registered after stumbling in here a short while ago.
I've been a Deadhead since 1st seeing them on the original broadcast of "A Night At The Family Dog" back in 1971-72. My 1st show was in Providence in 1973.
I live in Rhode Island and I've been playing guitar for about 40 year or so, bass since about 1985.
Jeff Martinson has allowed me to fill in on bass with his "Legion Of Jerry" and just recently with his band "Shakedown". Thanks Jeff...MUCH FUN. I've also had the great fortune to fill in on bass with "Big Rhythm Wine" .. Thanks Mike!!
I have my own band called "The MillRats" in which I sing and play guitar. I also play in a local Dead band called "Loose Change" (again guitar and vocals) and a classic rock type of band called "Jade" (Guitar, vocals).
I have a CD out with my best buddy and "brother from another mother" Richard Sage. It's called "Sage Advice".
My gear consists of: Fender 52RI Telecaster, Fender MIM 50's Classic Telecaster, Warmoth homebrew Telecaster Thinline, Epi Les Paul Custom. Epi LP Special II, Martin D28, Squire Classic Vibes 50's P-Bass, Fender HR Deluxe (Emi Red-Wht-Blues), Fender Blonde Blues Junior (Cannabis Rex)
I am also registered on the TDPRI as "Fret Wilkes"
Whew...that's about it! Great site and I'm looking forward to chatting a bit!
Fret (Fred) Wilkes