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Leland Sklar with Lyle Lovett

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by jwsamuel, Jul 27, 2005.


  1. jwsamuel

    jwsamuel

    Apr 26, 2004
    Hi,

    I just got back from seeing Lyle Lovett and the Large band with Leland Sklar on bass and Russ Kunkel on drums. I had forgotten what a good bass player Sklar is.

    Jim
     
  2. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Did he play his green Dingwall? :)
     
  3. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    he is one of the greatest hard-working cats out there...
     
  4. jwsamuel

    jwsamuel

    Apr 26, 2004
    I couldn't tell who the maker was, but it was bright green. He looked kind of funny wearing a black suit, white shirt and tie, with the long hair and long beard, playing a birght green bass.

    He was really good and was a good combinations with Russ Kunkel on drums.

    Jim
     
  5. jwsamuel

    jwsamuel

    Apr 26, 2004
    My wife is usually totally oblivious to things like that. But hal;fway through the concert, she asked me if I knew who the bass player was because he was really good.

    BTW, the concert itself was really good. Lovett is travelign with a 13-piece band, four backup singers and himself.

    Jim
     
  6. Juneau

    Juneau

    Jul 15, 2004
    Dallas, TX.
    Thats the Dingwall :)
     
  7. Yup Dingwall it is.
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  8. RHFusillo

    RHFusillo Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Phoenix, AZ
    How cool is that? I've seen Lyle a number of times, in a variety of venues around Houston -- everything from Anderson Fair (a small folk club where he played before he got famous) to the Rodeo in the Astrodome -- but never with Lee Sklar. The last couple of times, he had (the awesome) Viktor Krauss with him.

    (Viktor has a cute sister who sings -- Lyle was nice enough to let her sit in with the band. :cool: )
     
  9. j-raj

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

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Viktor is amazing, I love his stuff with Jim Keltner and Bill Frissel (Gone like A Train).

    .. Leland is still a really hip bassist.