My acoustic smoothy!

My acoustic smoothy! This fretless 5-string Dragonfly acoustic bass made by @michaelkellyguitars is so much fun to play. I added a K&K Pure Bass transducer pickup that I blend with the built-in piezo pickup. It sounds fantastic and has so much character, whether I’m recording or playing a live acoustic set with a band. As a bonus, it’s waaay easier to bring this to gigs instead of lugging around a stand-up bass.

I love playing many different genres of music.

I love playing many different genres of music. As a hired musician, I am continually learning and improving my craft by playing in playing in tribute and cover bands as well as playing original music. Here’s a new highlight clip from ‘Raise Your Glass’, our tribute to P!nk and her amazing band family, including Justin Derrico and Eva Gardner.

Audio was recorded live at For The Record in Orange, CA

Over the years, I’ve owned and played several different makes and models of basses.

Over the years, I’ve owned and played several different makes and models of basses. I’m not really a collector by any means, and I typically sell or trade any of my gear that I don’t use on a regular basis. The @ernieballmusicman Stingray 5 HH is my go-to bass for it’s versatility, and I love the way it sits in the mix. I also own a few other basses as well for specific needs. They all qualify as my ‘dream gear’ for different reasons.

What’s on your list of ‘dream gear’?

Truth!

Truth!

This chart was inspired by a post I saw on @bassmagazineonline, but I adjusted it to include the results from my own experience. I have developed a love/hate relationship with the “I Love You, Man” movie.

Depending on perspective, this is a great era for independent musicians and artists to shine — those who can make recordings and videos without a big team.

Depending on perspective, this is a great era for independent musicians and artists to shine — those who can make recordings and videos without a big team. I’m so proud of all of the projects I work with for keeping up the momentum and finding new ways work and collaborate when everything felt so futile.

Photo capture from video by @red_hareimages