Hey, gospel folks, Andrew Gouche?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by lordradish, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. lordradish

    lordradish Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2006

    I've been playing in my local gospel choir for almost 17 years now... It's a gig, a good one, that enables me to go out of my comfort zone from time to time, and play with some really top-tier musicians. Outside of what we play, though, I don't really listen to much gospel, as I'm pretty much the opposite of religious and my personal listening is in a much different realm, nowadays. Vermont's a pretty secular place, so there aren't a lot of straight-up gospel musicians up here. That said, I do a pretty decent job, as I'm very familiar with the older stylings of gospel and work my butt off with the more modern new stuff we do. One thing I do believe in is the power of music, so it's a good situation.

    Anyways, a few days ago, I saw that video on Scott's Bass Lessons where he had Andrew Gouche on there. I was absolutely floored, and I ran upstairs right away and played my butt off, that night. Can any of you in the know recommend some great gospel albums he's done in the last few years where he's really prominent? I only ask because he seems to be quite prolific. WHat are some of your faves, and why? Thanks!
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  2. silky smoove

    silky smoove Supporting Member

    May 19, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    He’s a great player. He lives just down the street from me. He put on a masterclass a couple months ago that I attended. Really good info, fun stories.
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  3. chilliwilli


    Aug 17, 2005
    Lol you've been playing gospel for 17 years and have never heard someone play like that? He is one of the pioneers of modern gospel bass, but there are guys out there that are as good or better. Don't limit yourself. Just search for uptempo gospel music and you can't help, but hear his influence.
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  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
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  5. lordradish

    lordradish Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    Oh, I have, from time to time, this is probably the first time I paid a lot more attention than in the past.
  6. Heavy Blue

    Heavy Blue

    Nov 11, 2017
    Prairie Canada
    Great idea for a thread!:thumbsup:

    A few months ago I watched him with Scott Levine playing Chaka and I was floored by his playing.

    What really struck me though watching it was just the look of sheer joy on his face while he was playing. He also answers with his playing the question of why a six string.:laugh:

    Seeing a seasoned pro like him still obviously loving it so much was downright inspiring too.:)

    So yeah, I’d like to know more of his stuff too.:smug::bassist:
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  7. lordradish

    lordradish Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    That's the vid that I saw, too.
  8. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    I've watched this video about 10 times and I'm amazed and enthralled every time.
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  9. groovin_bassman

    groovin_bassman Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Franklin, Ohio
    Yeah, Andrew Gouche is an amazing player! Definitely one of my favorites! Check out these other gospel players... Justin Raines, Maurice Fitzgerald, Terrance Palmer, Alan “Snoop” Evans, Reggie Parker...
  10. lordradish

    lordradish Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    How can you not be?
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  11. cableguy


    Jun 4, 2009
    North Bend, WA
    I briefly met him at the last Seattle GTG. Super cool dude. It always amazes me how humble some of the monster players are. As for talent & chops. As the kids say....OMG
  12. lordradish

    lordradish Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2006
    Check out this time capsule...
  13. groovin_bassman

    groovin_bassman Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Franklin, Ohio
    Just a few of my faves...

    Justin Raines

    Reggie Parker

    Alan “Snoop” Evans
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  14. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Inactive

    Mar 29, 2019
    I consider Andrew Goucher to have the best tone regardless of genre or category.
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  15. Skillet


    Nov 25, 2011
    I'm tempted to mention that awkward thread about the guy who didn't know what "sit under me" meant but have decided not to.
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  16. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Inactive

    Mar 29, 2019
    But did anyway....
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  17. I mean, someone had to.
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  18. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Pasco, WA
    So...no suggestions?

    I'd sure like to know some recommendations on his Christian work.

    A discography is nice but with his number of contributions it would really help to have specific recommendations.
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  19. tb-player

    tb-player sarcasm intended… always! Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 6, 2019
    Sorry to awaken a sleeping thread. My favorite Andrew Gouche bass performance is with the LA Mass Choir "Can't Hold Back." The tune "Make a Way" is a great example of melodic walking gospel bass.

    I met A.G. back in 1989. Nicest, most accommodating pro musician I've met. Even let me play his bass after soundcheck. Great guy.
  20. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005

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