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Feature on Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls) in the Buffalo News

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by blixild, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. blixild


    Mar 4, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    From Goo Goo Dolls Land to Buffalo, Robby Takac aims to please - Gusto

    I figured I'd share this since it's not often that a bassist gets a full-length feature in a mainstream newspaper. Granted, the article is more a result of Robby's involvement in the community than his bass playing. His Music Is Art foundation does great work and the annual festival (which I'll be playing at this weekend :D) is a lot of fun.

    One thing in particular that resonated with me was that he still embodies the bass-player ethos despite being a big-time bassist:

    “I prefer to be part of something cool rather than be in front of it,” he said, offering a salient insight into what’s made the Goo Goo Dolls' equation work for three decades. He’s pragmatic and acknowledges his place – which is behind Rzeznik, whom he calls “one of the best songwriters out there.”
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2016
  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I may pop down there if it doesn't rain too severely.

    What is your band's name? What's your slot/stage?

    My friend Willie May is playing mid afternoon on the Americana/Blues stage.
  3. blixild


    Mar 4, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    I'm playing with Sara Elizabeth on the main stage at 11:15 AM. Hoping the rain doesn't go crazy!
  4. garp


    Feb 7, 2009
    Connecticut USA
    A link is always helpful. ;)
  5. blixild


    Mar 4, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    Crap, I really thought I put it in my original post. Edited.

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