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james schneider jr.

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Born and raised in Cleveland, OH. My dad, a 60s era Acid Rock musician was the primary influence behind my interest in music when I was a little kid.
My first guitar was my dad's old 60s Gibson ES-330. My dad taught me a few chords at the bottom of the neck, how to throw a proper bridge and said "if you love it, you'll learn the rest on your own". I was ten years old, and that's pretty much what I did.
After college I became interested in recording. Started to accumulate some percussion instruments, bought a bass, learned to mic amplifiers and I just kept on experimenting with my sound. Eventually, I picked up a 1950s Valco, Supro Comet and it became an instant source of inspiration. Capturing the sound of that amazing little amp became a passionate hobby of mine. I don't chop my tracks up to get to the perfect performance, I record everything from beginning to end to get a natural vibe.
I describe my sound as soulful roots rock with a heavy early blues influence. When it comes to gear, the older the better. I'm not into using tons of pedals to get to a sound, but often prefer going clean.
I just released my latest effort 'A Life That's Mine' written, recorded, and mixed mountain-side in northern Utah. Special thanks to friends @aaronspaceandtime for the well placed keys, and @steelvaportrails for the masterful mastering. enjoy. 🏔🦌
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