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Hi Asheville. Real ad, please don't delete.

I'm a strong vocalist and lefty drummer with a voice and range similar to Don Henley's. I have live playing experience and have seen the Eagles live, as well as Henley, Frey and Walsh solo. That's me in those 2 photos. Now moving into my late 40s, I'm 30lbs stronger and my hair and beard have silvered. My earliest memory of this band were radio releases of songs from their final studio album in the 70s, The Long Run.

I'm forming an impressive Eagles tribute band. To the extent you think the audience wants to hear us play it as close to the original as possible, as I do, I think I'll impress you in my role. I have seen others try and I know I can do it considerably cleaner and overall better. I don't overplay. I'm hoping you're as diligent in your role and aren't too shy to sing. If you know the Eagles, you know vocals matter for this project. We're open to a female musician and strong vocalist who can hit Meisner's and Schmidt's vocals and high harmonies.

It's a slow process but so far I've gleaned firm commitments from only a few musicians and fellow big fans.

The plan is to practice and perfect this. A Fleetwood Mac tribute band recently sold out the Orange Peel. No reason we can't do the same within a year. I even have a fairly clever name for the band, but I'm very open to better ideas.

Please call show contact info . Miami area code but thriving in Asheville since 2008. The name's Francisco. I'm confident you'll appreciate what I bring to the effort and hopefully will want to add your talent.

To those who bash this, remember: it's a tribute band. We're big fans who'd play just for the love of the music--not for pay, necessarily. That said, we have a couple venues that'd be glad to take us as a paid act once we've taken flight. May you one day have a band you loved so much that you do the same as one of your hobbies.

Also, I know there's an ad out there attempting to smear me. If I was a "con" would I be putting up my real name and number? Why don't they divulge their information? Who is/are the real con(s)? I know the ability I bring to this project. Let that speak for itself. Personal attacks are just hollow substitutes for greater shortcomings. Nobody's idea was "ripped off". Notice in one of those photos over 20 years old the Eagles images hanging on the wall behind my drum set. Who, if not someone like me, would be likeliest to consider this a fun and gratifying idea? This is a tribute band concept. How can anyone think it's "original" to recreate ANY well-known band's music?! It is absolutely possible for more than 1 person in Asheville to entertain this idea. By comparison, it's unlikely that you'll find a singing drummer like me who loves and knows just about all of Don Henley's parts in all Eagles songs, and who sounds like him. What's that worth for this specific live act? I'd say its relative value is greater than that of 3 spiteful guys who want complete control over rehearsals and gigs, and just want to be "first", and want to bully anyone who might upstage them. As I recall, they called my Orange Peel idea too ambitious and likely to take 10 years. Sorry, but too defeatist for me. Nobody "owns" this idea. We're imitators. May the best imitators win. Let the market decide who imitates them best. So, if you're a musician who's wondering, I hope you'll hear me out. I'm pretty sure you'll like what you hear. If there's a singing drummer who can do it even better justice than I, then I'll graciously step aside and watch it go on without me.
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