Vince Dickinson - Electric/Acoustic/Resonator Guitarist, Bassist, Lyricist, Songwriter
I've been playing guitar for almost twenty years, and I've
played in all types of bands - from blues to heavy metal to
dixieland to folk. But my main love is definitely blues. I
like to blend the jazz-flavored sophistication of T-Bone
Walker with the aggressive, firey energy of SRV and the
genre-blending craziness of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. I
get comparisons to Dickie Betts of the Allman Brothers,
which tickles me pink, as he and Duane are some of my
biggest influences. I grew up listening to heavy metal and
hard rock, so I definitely find it fun to visit that side
of the fretboard from time to time as well.
On the low-end, I played bass with a previous incarnation
of Zeyer and regularly gigged with Chicago's own Jen
Dainton, in addition to laying down tracks on my own solo
work. I absolutely love playing bass. It's what gives many
songs their feeling, movement and power. Without a strong
bass line, you can hang it up.
My songwriting is definitely inspired by Lucinda Williams.
Once I got hooked on her, I really discovered the power of
lyrics. My blues and classic rock background influences my
writing as well, and my songs span rock, blues, country and
folk. I try to craft interesting,
intelligent-yet-accessible wordplay with an honest, rootsy
I'd love to play guitar or bass you your songs - feel free
to contact me at
email@example.com. I can provide acoustic, electric
and resonator guitar as well as electric bass.
For a sample of my work, check out my Guitar Clips.
If you're interested in what I've been up to, check out
For more info about me, check out my Bio.
For a collection of random recent songs, check out my
Songs Page. These are just a couple of
fun little ditties I've thrown up for friends'
Top 10 Favorite Albums:
1) Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
2) Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
3) Live at the Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers
4) Santana - Santana
5) Band of Gypsies - Band of Gypsies
6) Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
7) Essence - Lucinda Williams
8) Master of Puppets - Metallica
9) Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
10) 1984 - Van Halen