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.
- 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.