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Rex Shepherd / Bio

Harmoniously discordant, traditionally avant garde music rooted in jazz and influenced by 60's and 70's rock, Indian microtonality, and Beethoven's stern passion, intermingled and expressed through melodically (somewhat) oriented compositions to be used as vehicles for free expression occasionally impregnated with a modicum of humor, leading to states of meditative auricular delirium. I have a somewhat derisive relationship with the guitar, I also compose, and self accompany with a Theremin, and anything else that may be within reach. My favorite part of playing is listening. A few of my heroes are John Coltrane, Jim Hall, and David Bowie (for their music and the way they lived) and Jackson Pollack, Charles Bukowski, and Jimi Hendrix (for their freedom of expression, unfortunately the way they lived caused their deaths), and MIles Davis, who played silence better than anyone else I've never heard. Music enables me to meet some of the finest people on the planet and reach states of mind and emotion that no chemical could ever produce.

General Info

Band Members
Rex Shepherd - composer, guitarist, sound creation with Theremin, oceanharp, prepared guitar, and effects
Artist Name
Rex Shepherd
Profile Page
Jazz / Experimental / Rock

Contact Info

Dunedin, FL
Rex Shepherd

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