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james schneider jr.

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    along that trail
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    dotted line
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    things are going to change
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    the american way
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    sunrise song
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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 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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-James

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