Time for another thread concerning the human being behind the bassist. Is music in your genes, or are you the only one in the family making music? I'll start with myself. My father has been playing organ for over 65 years. He masters piano as well. He played violin long ago, but gave the instrument away to a sister of his. He has directed several small and mid-sized choirs. He still does play the organ very well, being almost 80 years old. My mother played mandolin in the fifties. Later she became a hobby choir singer. My sister doesn't play any instrument at all. I played organ and keyboard in the sixties and early seventies, just for my own pleasure. In the eighties I arranged several gigs in my home village for beginning bands. Later, much later I picked up the bass, because my son started to play electric guitar. I wanted to encourage him. We now play together, if time allows. I should have started playing bass 40 years ago. Now, where are your musical roots?