If I could offer one more, another great guy and personal friend of mine is Ryan Weber of the Weber Brothers band. The Weber brothers were discovered by Ronnie Hawkins and became the Hawks for some time before they continued on with The Weber Brothers Band. Great upright bass player, and his brother Sam isn’t too shabby on the 6 string either.
I just need to put this out there:
People need to know who Slick Joe Fick is. He was a founding member of the Dempseys from memphis, who have been known as the house band on Beale Street and were in the movie “Walk the line”. Joe Fick portrayed Bill Black (Elvis’ bassist) in that movie. He now plays with the Travis Mann Band, and is still the reason I wanted to get into upright bass playing. He’s a showman. Period. Check out some videos in the music/video section of his website at http://www.slickjoefick.com :woohoo:
Get this man’s name out there as he is a very accomplished bassist with an interesting back story.
Hey! Canadian Slapper here, I’m from Antioch California but I now live in Ontario Canada! My band is called the Quick Shifters. Check us out sometime if you’re ever in Peterborough.
http://www.myspace.com/thequickshifters for dates!
I’ll repost once I have some music up but for now there’s just a couple youtube vids of very low quality, and was when I first got my upright and started the band.
I stumbled upon this website when searching for answers to the King Double Bass Mystery (to me it was a mystery) and now I’ve joined and it’s the first and only site I’ve become a member of for forum purposes. I’m looking forward to sharing everything I know about upright bass with you.