Guitarist/Keyboard Player Musician Needed for Singer/Songwriter (Dallas)

My name is Jesse,
I am 27 years old, I play guitar, sing, and write my own music. Currently have 7 original songs complete and 1 cover (Lost Highway by Hank Williams). I am looking for someone who can play both guitar (including lead) and keyboard. The music style is alternative/singer-songwriter, it's easier to get an idea based on the bands below.

Some of my influences:
Modest Mouse (early albums especially)
Neva Dinova
Jeff Buckley
Elliott Smith
Bright Eyes
Father John Misty
Better Oblivion Community Center
Manchester Orchestra
Maps & Atlases
Rilo Kiley

as well as some Math Rock bands and other genres.

The songs I have right now are heavy lyric-focused, but I want to find someone who can fit in some good licks in the songs, maybe some good bass lines on the keys, some leads, etc. They were written with an acoustic guitar but I plan to play electric on some of them and want the new member to play mostly electric and keys. Just as importantly, I want this person to be someone I can create new music with, someone is good at coming up with riffs (especially picking non-chord riffs, like The Smiths style, or Radiohead style, or Modest Mouse style).

If we meet and we have musical chemistry then my plan would be to spend 2/3 of our practices rehearsing my already-written songs, and 1/3 jamming/creating on our own new music. I plan on playing shows on weekends and weeknights (maybe 2 a week) and eventually renting a studio to record. Depending how things go and sound, I may want to get a drummer in the future, but want to keep it small for now. Practice can happen at my place in Northwest Dallas (Webb Chapel and Forest area). I need someone who can meet twice a week, once on a weeknight around 6 PM for a couple hours - which weeknight is optional. Then once on the weekend for a few hours (preferably Sunday afternoon).

You can text me at show contact info . I'd say age probably needs to be between 21 and 40, for chemistry. And preferable if you're familiar with some of the bands in the list above. And that you're good at coming up with riffs in a relaxed setting.

I look forward to having a drink and jamming with you,
Have a great day!
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