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Bakithi Khumalo on TOur with Paul Simon

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, May 12, 2011.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
  2. Watch Carefully

    Watch Carefully

    Jan 21, 2009
    Media, PA
    What a nice guy--friendly and full of life and smiles. He sat in with his wife's band 8/14 at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA. Quite a pleasure to hear him play and to chat with him about basses, touring and music.

    Haven't had the pleasure of seeing him with Paul Simon, but my father-in-law saw the Philly show last month and loved it.

    Hope to see/hear him again. At one point he was playing 5-str and another fellow was playing 6-str. I joked with his wife that she needs me to round out the roster on 4-string.
  3. AlvarHanso


    Jun 20, 2011
    What a fantastic bass player! Graceland is an amazing album, and Bhakithi is one of the main reasons why!
  4. edmidlifecrisis

    edmidlifecrisis Registered mediocre bass player Supporting Member

    He's playing a u-bass for some songs too. He was playing it when Simon was on Saturday Night Live.

    PS He is fantastic!
  5. UnfortunateTony


    Jul 26, 2010
    That dude is AMAZING. Some incredible basslines. Plus, he can make a bass sound like a tuba. How cool is that?!

  6. duckman


    Jan 16, 2011
    Ghent Belgium
    Bakitha's playing on his humble Washburn is the perfect proof that you don't need a posh boutique bass or a 3K vintage instrument to create a superb tone and inspire countless basslovers. That man puts everything in perspective.

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