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Help identifying a bassist from SNL in maybe late 80's or early 90s...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by The_Ryst, Mar 5, 2006.


  1. He has long hair and he's sporting what appears to be a fender bass...not close enough to tell if it's a jazz or a p-bass.

    It's an episode with Bruce Willis hosting and Neil Young as musical guest. I'm watching the rerun right now, and the bassist has long hair and a hat on, they played a song during the monologue where Bruce Willis lpayed some mean harmonica and the bass was pretty happening to the track. the guy was obviously enjoying it.

    any clue who this was?
     
  2. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    Sounds like T-Bone Wolk! He's a excellent player, one of my favorite pick players.
     
  3. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
  4. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    He is one of my favorite SNL bassist ! :bassist:
     
  5. yeah, he was pretty much just as in front of the SNL band as GE Smith...he was pretty cool :)
    in interviews he sounds like a really nice guy too
     
  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    He plays guitar equally as well and has even toured as such!
     
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    best snl bassist!
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Wolk authored one of the very few 'decent' electric Bass books from the '70s...Rock Riffs For Bass.
     
  9. tappingtrance

    tappingtrance Cooke Harvey Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2005
    I get to meet him in two weeks as a friend we have is his brother - so what do you ask? Nice hat? Great groove huh? Actually he has a new site and I was amazed to see that he has played and produced so many albums

    http://www.tbonewolk.com/
     
  10. +1 I believe he spent so time with Hall and Oates and Carly Simon through the years... as bassist and music director. Great player.
     
  11. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    I grew up with that one as well.
     
  12. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    T-bone is one of my fav's.
    Great groove player.
     
  13. timmarks

    timmarks Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Lakland, D'Addario, Mesa
    yeah, i saw that rerun the other nite too--it's a 62 p bass with added dimarzio jazz pu.
    He's also on some older Shaun Colvin records in addition to all of the gigs listed above....