Hello all! Figured I would start a new thread at least once a month. Goal is to highlight a bassist and let others rant or rave or just plain discuss. I am going to avoid the obvious bassists, Jaco, Stanley C., Jack Bruce, Entwistle, Jones, etc. I'm going to attempt to stay post 1975. Focus on pop - no jazz. First bassist up, a pseudo local guy, Bart Schoudel of the Churchills. Bart was once featured in Bass Player magazine. He is a multi-instrumentalist who came to prominence playing bass for the Burrs and the Churchills. Bart has a unique style, fueled by interesting song twists written by Ron Haney. You will find him staying in the pocket with no "bass god solos." His bass is prominent in all the Churchills' mixes. He is primarily a finger style player, and one of the few bassists who share lead singing duties as well. I recommend listening to "Everybody Gets What they Deserve", "Sometimes your best (isn't good enough)" and "The Lights are out but noones home"to start. Bart has played Musicman and Fender P basses on all of the Churchills stuff. So there ya go. Comments? Questions? Let them roll!