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james schneider jr.


  1. 1.
    along that trail
  2. 2.
    dotted line
  3. 3.
    things are going to change
  4. 4.
    the american way
  5. 5.
    sunrise song
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 graduating from 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 amplifier 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 sound. If I screw up, I play the part over again.
I describe my sound as a soulful roots rock vibe with a heavy early blues influence. When it comes to equipment, the older the better. I'm not into using tons of pedals to get to a sound, but often prefer going clean, or just running a couple pedals through a super old amp.
Currently, I'm putting the finishing touches on an LP that I plan to release later this Spring, 2018. I do hope you check back to hear my new tracks. All of which, written, recorded, and mixed on the side of a mountain in northern Utah.
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