John Nolt
Boodly doop.

Washington, DC (1 miles away)

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Instrument(s):

  • Electric Guitar

    Primary instrument: (unknown skill level)
    I'm an intermediate guitarist, using it for rhythm work and practiced solos in recordings.

  • Acoustic Guitar

    Secondary instrument: (unknown skill level)
    I'm an intermediate guitarist, using it for rhythm work and practiced solos in recordings.

  • Electric Bass

    Secondary instrument: (unknown skill level)
    I'm an intermediate bass player, though I've done pay gigs a few times-- musical pits and whatnot.

  • Upright Bass

    Secondary instrument: (unknown skill level)
    I play fairly well, and can read, but play jazz only by ear. I do not own one of my own however.

  • Cello

    Secondary instrument: (unknown skill level)
    This was my major instrument in college, and I'm very proficient at it.

  • Vocals

    Secondary instrument: (unknown skill level)
    I'm a tenor and sing quite well, with extremely accurate harmonies.

  • Percussion (Other)

    Secondary instrument: (unknown skill level)
    I can play timpani, tambourine, vibes, marimba, etc. I was in the drumline and pit in college.

  • Piano

    Secondary instrument: (unknown skill level)
    I am moderately proficient at keys, when needed. I can comp along on chords, and do easy solos.

  • Ukulele

    Secondary instrument: (unknown skill level)
    I loooove the ukulele. I'd say I'm intermediate at it, like so many other things.

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About John:

A long time ago, I got a BS in Music Ed from Millersville, up in Lancaster PA. Back then I played a lot of gigs around town on cello and bass. Lots of wedding quartets, church cantatas, regional symphony concerts, and the occasional Ray Charles and Vince Gill tour date. Oh, and a bunch of musicals. These days my day job keeps me in cash, so I don't need to play those gigs so much any more. For the last fifteen years or so I've been writing and recording in my home studio, on guitar and synths and whatever instruments came to mind. I'm very definitely a multi-instrumentalist. My primary instruments now are cello, rhythm guitar, bass, and vocals. I sing very well. I enjoy several styles of music: rock, pop, singer/songwriter, electro-pop, and stretch to weird artsy-fartsy stuff on occasion.

Bands / Organizations:

Song Fight!
http://www.songfight.org
An online songwriting competition that I've run for the last 12 years or so.

The John Benjamin Band
http://www.johnorama.com
The name I use for my home recording work.

John's Music:

What We Need More Of Is Science

A song about romance in the modern times.

Bad Dreams

A song about being haunted by the past.

Coming Dear

A song about thinkin' about the old days.

Interstellar

A song about being just plain out of this world. Or at least wanting to be.

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