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Country Funk Fusion ????? anyone

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by loogy1, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. loogy1


    Feb 23, 2013
    richmond, va
    i really like the idea of some funky bass with a country twang to it or some country soundin bass with a funky slap

    ive been working on my slappin for a while and i have built up sum speed and technique and kinda developed a country twang to some of the stuff ive been noddlin around with

    was just curious if anyone knows any bands or bassist that might fall in this category, as i'd like to improve on it but have no country backround whatsoever.

    closest thing that comes to my mind are a couple primus songs noteably lee van cleef, iowan gal, and a few others
  2. sleeplessknight

    sleeplessknight Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Hell, I'd be down for a listen to that genre. Would we call it... "Y'allturnative"? :-D
  3. Check out Stu Hamm's "Country Music (A Night In Hell)"
  4. loogy1


    Feb 23, 2013
    richmond, va
  5. loogy1


    Feb 23, 2013
    richmond, va
    exactly what i had in mind. perfect
  6. loogy1


    Feb 23, 2013
    richmond, va
    Keep um comin.

    thanks for turning me on to stu hamm he's awesome. if anybody on here has never listened to him defineatley should.
  7. Blue


    Jun 19, 2004
    Central NC
  8. loogy1


    Feb 23, 2013
    richmond, va
  10. kirkdickinson

    kirkdickinson Supporting Member

    Primus has "Ballad of Bodacious", while not really twangy, except for Les' voice, the lyrics are definitely "country". One of my favorite Primus songs.
  11. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Hmmm... Dixie Dregs? Gotta give them a listen again but they came to mind for a wild mixture of genres across the board...
  12. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Not sure if this is what you had in mind but may I recommend:


    "The Blaze" may float your boat. Its on Youtube.

    I've seen em a few times and they kill. Great folks too... Very fan friendly. Their bassist is a great player and a good guy. I'm talking these guys up to whoever I can.
  13. snowplow


    Jan 4, 2012
    Check out Keith Horne! He is a hired gun in nashville. His own projects is when he gets crazy not so much in studio. Played with luke bryan for a few years.
  14. lowfreq33


    Jan 27, 2010
    Endorsing Artist: Genz Benz Amplification
    Keith was Trisha Yearwood's bassist before that. He isn't in Nashville anymore though, he's sort of retired from touring. He still does sessions remotely though.
  15. kellyrojo


    Feb 16, 2011
    South Carolina
    Don Williams Tulsa time and waymores blues both have just the slightest hint of funk in them....but it's not slapping
  16. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Hands down one of the best posts I have ever read here.
  17. snowplow


    Jan 4, 2012
    Yeah, I haven't seen much of him lately. Last time I saw his name on an album was with David Adam Byrnes.
  18. Schmorgy


    Jul 2, 2012
  19. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Pre-Yearwood, he was with Tanya Tucker & then Waylon Jennings?
    I used to see his "Fusion" band outta Richmond (Secrets) in local bars...$2 cover to have your mind blown was a good thing. Nothing like it since he left for Nashville.
    Hot Apple Pie was one of his bands that had twang & Funk...

    I cannot see any of the youtube links here...
    The Flecktones are an obvious choice (I assume some of the links are their's).
    Bela Fleck's solo albums (Tales From The Acoustic Planet)...some of Mark O'Connor's (ties into the aforementioned Dixie Dregs)...some of the early Col. Bruce Hampton & the ARU stuff touches on twang.
  20. KCLRbass


    Sep 5, 2011
    Kwesi, you beat me to it (sort of). First thing I thought of when I saw this thread was Little Feat - both of the tunes in Kwesi's link above are Little Feat tunes. They were the kings of funk/country/boogie nastiness. I don't need to give you any links. Just do a YouTube search. It's all there. The BEST!