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Joe Dart - Ann Arbor bass talent par excellence

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by meursault42, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Melbourne, FL.
    DAMN, he's funky!!!
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  2. bass10bfb

    bass10bfb Prophet Low End Provider Gold Supporting Member

    May 5, 2011
    Newport, TN.
    WOW!!!! Thanks for sharing that; I love this guy's playing!! Great feel for the groove!!!! Excellent!!
  3. meursault42


    Jun 21, 2006
  4. mc_muench


    Sep 28, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
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  5. meursault42


    Jun 21, 2006
    Yeah, he could totally be touring with a group like Jamiroquai right now. All he needs is the right opportunity. His pocket is up there for sure.
  6. McThumpenstein


    Mar 22, 2012
    Dude's got mad chops, and he's a local. I just became a fan and will be endeavoring to go see him live. :bassist:
  7. JakeDBirch


    Feb 14, 2013
  8. basskidd


    Jul 25, 2011
  9. Voodoo magic !
  10. That sounds better to me than 99.99% of what I hear on the radio and vids these days. It really rocks !
  11. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    I'm also from Michigan and am always AMAZED by some of the local talent that's in my county, alone! Forget how big the world is because you really don't have to travel far to realize how much you really don't know.

    Thanks for sharing.
  12. JakeDBirch


    Feb 14, 2013
    Yeah those guys are all pretty beastly musicians. I'm amazed at times with how consistently great they are. Here's another if you're interested: http://youtu.be/mdgSfRocpj4
  13. I bet that this dude makes it. No doubt about it.

    Kid absolutely kills it.

    Now that he is getting more exposure - and just about every tune he plays on has the essential bass booty magic...

    I know how tough it is out there even for stellar bassists to land big gigs - but just take a look at this dude: He has the look too.

    basskidd - thanks for that transcription! Killer job. I can play it if I cut out half of the notes! lol.

    Also, just added Vulfpeck "It Gets Funkier" to my favorites bar - now everytime a musician or captive audience is here - one click to funkaliciousness!

    (Plus his name is pretty cool :cool:
  14. derylgallant

    derylgallant Bassist from Prince Edward Island, Canada Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    Charlottetown, PEI
    He's getting great exposure....and yet I dropped him a random email the other day just to say "kudos for kicking ass" and had a response in a couple hours thanking me for the support. Very cool.

    Love how easily connected this world is sometimes....
  15. I have now studied this dude quite extensively.

    He has talent and obvious dedication; but the thing that will take him to the top is...(no, not as I said before - "the look" - but you've got to agree that can't hurt)...

    ...It has to do with how he plays with feeling. He isn't playing the bass; he is making love to it. This video isn't the best example of his playing, but it shows his passion and connection with the music:

    Now; I've also seen videos of him that make me realize the time and dedication that he has put in, and I don't envy the long road that he has chosen.

    Joe Dart, I wish you all the best and great success.

    You, sir, have got "it"
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  16. JonahTheAmazing


    Dec 19, 2010
    Saw Vulfpeck posted on my Facebook a while back when No Treble had a story on him. Very good stuff.

    And Joe Dart is the coolest name I've ever heard.
  17. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
  18. wow he is really really good!!!! Love to see talent from Michigan, since I am a Michigander myself :)
  19. basskidd


    Jul 25, 2011
    haha sorry man, don't have 'em and am too busy to convert what I have to tabs right now :/