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I am currently working on getting my band Unstrung Guitar into shape. I want to be tight at practice so we can get at least 40 songs under our belt. I want us to learn songs and play cover songs from the 90's Alternative Rock Era, Classic Rock Era and originals from my own creation. The 3 month goal is to start playing gigs in the Dutchess and Ulster County areas by July 4th 2018.


I am a pisces, I'm 37 years old and have been playing guitar since I was 12. I learned classical music in the beginning but I quickly became intoxicated by Rock and Roll and at that moment I became fully committed to becoming a Rock God-type. I practiced for 5 hours daily for so many years learning the scales and practicing for what felt like decades. Oh wait it was decades. I used my knowledge and resources to by books and learn guitar. I didn't have the money to pursue an education in Music but that hasn't stopped me from educating myself without the help of some fancy college. I have since Mastered the guitar twice with well over 30,000 hours of practice time. I have taught myself to use Ableton Live a popular DAW or Digital Audio Workshop that is very relevant in the technological environment we live in and the way the New Music industry operates today and tomorrow......
I continue to use my skills and learn new features of my software or ideas about songwriting etc. I also continue to write what has become a myriad of songs. We could pick any one of the many song ideas or song skeletons in my repertoire & it's ready to be crafted into a song. We will all add our signature sounds and it will become a new song altogether and it will exude parts of our souls and the feelings of each band member. So remember that If we Practice, Practice, Practice and play gigs for a while then we will present original song after amazing original song with that 90's feel, a 60's-70's twinge, a modern rock energy and maybe a punk/ska ambience to polish it off. The parts are all there so let's assemble them and drive "Straight Outta Poverty". Thank You,
Justin Schuster


My influences very much coincide with my generation. I am Generation X born in 1981 so when I was a teenager albums like 'In Utero' hit MTV and took over the world. I grew up listening from all types of music from Rap & Hip Hop (Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre) to Nirvana, Temple of the Dog, Pearl Jam, Bush, Days of the New, Sugar Ray, Soundgarden and the list goes on and on. I have always had a strong connection to 60's and 70's music from my late father James who always had Pink Floyd cranked to the max on car rides from A to B. He would listen to the best Classic Rock songs all the time when I was growing up. I remember blasting an 8 track of The Rolling Stones in like 1986 and I played the song Shattered over and over again.The Legend of Wooley Swamp by CDB was a list topper. I also listened to a cassette of Creedence Clearwater Revival's 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' over and over and drove my Mom crazy!. I love music and always have. ZZ Top, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour, Trey Anastasio, Jerry Garcia, Kurt Cobain and more. Then add myself a Lead Guitarist playing for more than 2 decades. I practiced 5 hours a day for 20 years. I am ready to rock the stadiums for the next 50 years. Join me if you want that too!


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