Studio session with Torsion Project. 2014
On Stage with Altas. 2015
I picked up my first bass guitar in 1993 and haven’t stopped. I am not some guitarist who decided to play the bass one day. I have never played the guitar, although I did play the viola in my younger years. I am heavily influenced by John Paul Jones and Pino Palladino.
I am not a music theorist, however I have a natural home in the pocket and can improv surprisingly well for one who has no idea what they are doing (thanks JPJ!). If I can hear it, I can play it.
I play both fretted and fretless basses in 4 and 5 strings. I am not a fan of having more than 5, perhaps because I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a guitarist? I tend to always need the 5 for my projects. I have been a solo player most of my life, however in the past few years, I have played with Torsion Project, Altas, recently recorded a session for Alive in Stereo and sit in frequently as the studio bassist at Modern Art Rock Studios, which is owned by my husband and I.
My current band, The Earth is Red
- Lakland 55-14
- Fender American Standard P-Bass
- Ibanez SRF705 Fretless
- Gallien-Krueger MB Fusion 500
- Gallien-Krueger 410MBE-II
- Electro-Harmonix Big Muff
- Boss OC-3 Super Octave
- MXR Envelope Filter
- MXR M87 Bass Compressor
My main bass is the Lakland 55-14. The Jazz in the photos has since moved on.