B.B. King's current bass player?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Juneau, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Anyone know who his current bass player is? Pete Skjold invited me out Saturday night to hang out with this guy and him at a club here in Dallas. I dont know if he is playing in his own band, or what the deal is, but just thought I might look up some info on the guy before meeting him if I could. I cant seem to find any bass players for him except Jerry Jemmont, who I didnt think still toured with B.B., but I could be mistaken.
  2. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland

    Feb 11, 2003
    If he's white, it maybe Mike Dolan?
  3. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    If he's been playing with BB more than two years, then I have seen him, and he is an outstanding player. At the show in Sandusky, Ohio, though, BB's player (maybe this guy?) had some major gear malfunctions with his SWR head. The sound just totally cut out on him, and I think it took him out of the mains, too. The techs actually were not all that quick to help him, and man, my heart went out to that guy! They eventually brought him out a GK head, but the tone was totally different, and I saw him trying to fiddle with the controls for a while. He eventually hit a pretty good tone, and just laid it down the rest of the night. But he had to have been more than a little stressed for a while, there. If this is the same guy, tell him he kept his composure and played a hell of a gig!

  4. jerry

    jerry Too old for a hiptrip Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I'm not sure of the name of the guy either, but B.B. has been using him awhile, and must really dig him....he throws him a few solos a night.....great player!! Please meet him and tell us his name. ;)
  5. Juneau


    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Well the gig got cancled, but may get another chance in a few weeks hehe. Still dont know his name, it was a friend of a friend kinda deal hehe.