I love being a bass player...love teaming up with a drummer to build an unshakable foundation...love crafting a bass line that captures the essence of a song.

I grew up in Huntington, West Virginia and started playing bass at 12. I moved to Miami, studied bass with Don Coffman, Jorge Casas, and Matt Bonelli, and earned a Studio Music & Jazz degree from the University of Miami. I came to Nashville in 1995, where I’ve been fortunate enough to work with legendary (and less-than-legendary) artists in iconic (and less-than-iconic) venues.

Contact me using the buttons above to talk about recording some great bass tracks. As an alternative to recording at your studio, I can track in my home studio and deliver your tracks digitally. Same player, same gear, cheaper for you!

I love helping artists realize their vision...love making heads bob and butts move... love being a bass player.

People

  • Bellamy Baylor
  • The Beagles
  • Nate Bruns
  • John Carter
  • Matthew Colby
  • Copeland Music
  • Billy Crain
  • Kristin Dare
  • Joe Diffie
  • Dusty Drake
  • OJ Ekemode
  • Fly By West Music
  • Kim Ford
  • Andy Gerome
  • Junior Gordon
  • Rick Huckaby
  • Chris Lee
  • Raul Midón
  • Lorrie Morgan
  • Rod Morgenstein
  • Marla Morris
  • Lori Morrison
  • David Lee Murphy
  • Ram-Z Productions
  • Collin Raye
  • Jo-El Sonnier
  • Sunny Sweeney
  • Jay Teter
  • Pam Tillis
  • Tanya Tucker
  • Johnny Vance
  • ...and many more

People

  • Bellamy Baylor
  • The Beagles
  • Nate Bruns
  • John Carter
  • Matthew Colby
  • Copeland Music
  • Billy Crain
  • Kristin Dare
  • Joe Diffie
  • Dusty Drake
  • OJ Ekemode
  • Fly By West Music
  • Kim Ford
  • Andy Gerome
  • Junior Gordon
  • Rick Huckaby
  • Chris Lee
  • Brendan MacFarlane
  • Raul Midón
  • Lorrie Morgan
  • Rod Morgenstein
  • Marla Morris
  • Lori Morrison
  • David Lee Murphy
  • Ram-Z Productions
  • Collin Raye
  • Jo-El Sonnier
  • Sunny Sweeney
  • Jay Teter
  • Pam Tillis
  • Tanya Tucker
  • Johnny Vance
  • ...and many more

Gear

Basses

  • 1962 Fender Jazz
  • 1982 Music Man StingRay
  • 1998 Sadowsky 24-Fret 5-String
  • 2001 Fender Jazz Fretless
  • 2012 Lakland Darryl Jones 5-String

Signal Processing

  • Demeter VTBP-201 Bass Preamp
  • Ampeg SVP-CL Bass Preamp
  • ART TubeChannel Mic Preamp
  • dbx 160X Compressor
  • ART Levelar Optical Compressor

Amps & Cabinets

  • Eden WT-800 Amplifier
  • Stewart World 1.2 Power Amplifier
  • 1967 Ampeg B-15 (Solid State)
  • Eden D410XLT Cabinet

Computer & Software

  • Apple iMac 21.5"
  • Avid ProTools
  • Digidesign Mbox 2 Mini
  • Ampeg SVX Amp Modeler

Accessories & Other Gear

  • Lindy Fralin Pickups
  • Fodera Strings
  • Fender Picks
  • Monster, Planet Waves, and Zaolla Cables
  • 1964 and Shure In-Ear Monitors
  • Samson Headphones
  • Korg Tuners