John King is from my neck of the woods. He is from East St. Louis, and is a product of that city's great tradition of music education in the high school. He is a sought after teacher. One of his best known students is James Ross, who has a cool YouTube channel that interviews lots of top bassists.
Vintage Yamaha & Peavey Fan!
G-K MB210, killer bang for the buck!
Spector Rebop Deluxe V, my best gift ever!