Joe Dart - Ann Arbor bass talent par excellence

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  1. meursault42

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  2. vegas532

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    DAMN, he's funky!!!
  3. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Supporting Member

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    WOW!!!! Thanks for sharing that; I love this guy's playing!! Great feel for the groove!!!! Excellent!!
  4. meursault42

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  6. meursault42

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    Yeah, he could totally be touring with a group like Jamiroquai right now. All he needs is the right opportunity. His pocket is up there for sure.
  7. McThumpenstein

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    Dude's got mad chops, and he's a local. I just became a fan and will be endeavoring to go see him live. :bassist:
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  10. Vince Klortho

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    Voodoo magic !
  11. Vince Klortho

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    That sounds better to me than 99.99% of what I hear on the radio and vids these days. It really rocks !
  12. Mike M.

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    I'm also from Michigan and am always AMAZED by some of the local talent that's in my county, alone! Forget how big the world is because you really don't have to travel far to realize how much you really don't know.

    Thanks for sharing.
  13. JakeDBirch

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    Yeah those guys are all pretty beastly musicians. I'm amazed at times with how consistently great they are. Here's another if you're interested: http://youtu.be/mdgSfRocpj4
  14. SolarMan

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    I bet that this dude makes it. No doubt about it.

    Kid absolutely kills it.

    Now that he is getting more exposure - and just about every tune he plays on has the essential bass booty magic...

    I know how tough it is out there even for stellar bassists to land big gigs - but just take a look at this dude: He has the look too.

    basskidd - thanks for that transcription! Killer job. I can play it if I cut out half of the notes! lol.

    Also, just added Vulfpeck "It Gets Funkier" to my favorites bar - now everytime a musician or captive audience is here - one click to funkaliciousness!


    (Plus his name is pretty cool :cool:
  15. derylgallant

    derylgallant Bassist from Prince Edward Island, Canada Supporting Member

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    He's getting great exposure....and yet I dropped him a random email the other day just to say "kudos for kicking ass" and had a response in a couple hours thanking me for the support. Very cool.

    Love how easily connected this world is sometimes....
  16. SolarMan

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    I have now studied this dude quite extensively.

    He has talent and obvious dedication; but the thing that will take him to the top is...(no, not as I said before - "the look" - but you've got to agree that can't hurt)...

    ...It has to do with how he plays with feeling. He isn't playing the bass; he is making love to it. This video isn't the best example of his playing, but it shows his passion and connection with the music:




    Now; I've also seen videos of him that make me realize the time and dedication that he has put in, and I don't envy the long road that he has chosen.

    Joe Dart, I wish you all the best and great success.

    You, sir, have got "it"
  17. JonahTheAmazing

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    Saw Vulfpeck posted on my Facebook a while back when No Treble had a story on him. Very good stuff.

    And Joe Dart is the coolest name I've ever heard.
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  19. bassguitarthund

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    wow he is really really good!!!! Love to see talent from Michigan, since I am a Michigander myself :)
  20. basskidd

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    haha sorry man, don't have 'em and am too busy to convert what I have to tabs right now :/

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