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Seasoned bassist open to stage and studio opportunities, a quick study in Rock, Blues, Funk, Motown, Beach, Country, a bit of Jazz and more. All pro gear. Clean studio setup. Prefer having at least a small backline cab when playing live but have in-ears and can play exclusively through the PA if required.

Have effects to produce most any bass sound, but only when it will add to the musicality of the song. Otherwise, a good clean bass signal with a little compression, and perhaps a bit of "tubiness," is what I like to run.

Played for most my life, professionally for more than a decade. Got to open for The Blues Magoos, Bob Segar, The Allman Brothers. Greg was super nice. Worked for two years with Adrian Belew In a Nashville band called Sweetheart. Another nice guy, Steven Tyler, liked our band so much that he took us to Columbia Studios where we promptly broke up over “artistic differences.” Adrian then answered a call to play with Frank Zappa. A bit tired of the music business, I became a computer programmer for Vanderbilt University, launching a career that kept me away from music performance for years.

Returned to regional music performance in 2007. Since then, one band at a time, have played for The 99 Cents Band, Fat Cat Daddy, The Jones Machine, The Doc Brown Band, Squeeze Play, The Vinyl Junkies, The Rent, Radio Mixtape, The Funktion, and lastly, Soul Legit.

Would like to join a band that merges elements of Rock, Jazz, Funk, Blues, in tight arrangements of songs familiar to the audience.

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Text: (864) 279-1518

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Member since:
Dec 06 2005
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Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100


Some favorite bassists: Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, Carol Kaye, Bootsy Collins, Victor Wooten, Peter Cetera, Nathan Watts, Pino Palladino, Bobby Vega, Bob Babbitt, Donald "Duck" Dunn, John Paul Jones, Rebecca Johnson, Verdine White.

Some favorite bands: The Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, Huey Lewis & The News, Steely Dan, Aerosmith, Santana, Chicago.

Some favorite artists: Bruno Mars, Joe Cocker, Delbert McClinton, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Robert Palmer, Michael McDonald, Rob Thomas.

"Without a good bass line the tune doesn't pop; it doesn't snap like a hit record." - Carol Kaye

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Pedulla Rapture RBJ2-5 (great in the studio)
American Deluxe Fender Jazz Bass V (my fav on stage)
Fender Player Jazz Bass V
Fender Deluxe Active Jazz V
Ibanez 5-string Acoustic (great for unplugged stuff)

Phil Jones Bass CAB-67 cabinet
Markbass MB58R 102 Pure cabinet
Multiple Ampeg cabinets
Markbass & GK amp heads
Ampeg BA-210 combo amp
Multiple Acoustic combo amps
PJB Double Four (battery powered)