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name, city, instrument, years of playing, current band, gear
 #75181  by jefkahn
 Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:32 pm
Hey everyone. I'm really enjoying this forum.

I'm Jef from Bloomington, Illinois. I'm downstate from Chicago a couple hours. As I write this I'm listening to one of the Soldier Field 1995 shows--the last ones. Could it really be 15 years? I saw my first show in Richmond, VA in 1983 and last one in Chicago in 1995.

I'm a hobby player, and my bands have been very local (sometimes restricted to a basement). My guitar I'm most into now is my American Tele stock expect for CSN pickups (which are sweet). I play through a Vox AC30CC1 but also have a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe which does clean pretty well. The Vox has a little more magic though. I also have a Strat Plus, SG, Ricky 360-12, Jagmaster, and Martin 000-16.

If any Bloomington deadheads are out there looking to jam, let me know. I know a lot of songs but need to work on my chops. But then again, I'd never be happy with my playing no matter how good I get.

Anyway, nice to be in this community of deadheads.

Jef Kahn
 #79563  by jefkahn
 Sat May 08, 2010 1:43 pm
You guys ever play downstate?
 #79568  by NashvilleMike
 Sat May 08, 2010 3:56 pm
Spent time in Decatur, Effingham, Champaign, Centralia, Chicago but never Bloomington. Welcome.