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Who's the top Rockabilly players?

Discussion in 'Rockabilly [DB]' started by Stephen Koscica, Jan 5, 2009.


  1. Stephen Koscica

    Stephen Koscica

    Apr 22, 2003
    Ok guys, now I am really going to show my ignorance. I would like to know who the top players are for Rockabilly bass. I don't want to start a riot here! (Maybe you can reply to me privately, so we don't accidentally exlude anyone:)

    While I love this music, I would like to try and check out the top bass players and learn more about the style and playing needs. Who are they, who do they play with or do they have their own web sites?

    thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. Bass

    Bass

    Nov 10, 2003
    Canada
    Me.
     
  3. in no particular order

    new guys:
    Kevin Smith
    Mark Rubin
    Lee Rocker
    Geoff Firebaugh
    Joe Fick


    old guys:
    Bill Black
    Marshall Grant
    Marshall Lytle
    Willie Dixon


    plus about a billion others i can't think of right now.
     
  4. Adam Booker

    Adam Booker Supporting Member

    May 3, 2007
    Boone, NC
    Endorsing Artist: D'Addario Strings, Remic Microphones
    +1 to Kevin and Marc! Also need to add Djerdje Stejopovich (sp?)
     
  5. I would have to add Mark Winchester to this list!
     
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  6. Gearhead43

    Gearhead43

    Nov 25, 2007
    NorCal
    Pete Turland is awesome too.
     
  7. Bass

    Bass

    Nov 10, 2003
    Canada
    Let's not forget about Strangy.
     
  8. etoncrow

    etoncrow (aka Greg Harman, the curmudgeon with a conundrum)

    William Herbert "Lum" York, (November 16, 1918 - August 15, 2004) was a musician best known as the bass player in Hank Williams Drifting Cowboys from 1944-1949. After leaving the Drifting Cowboys York played bass in Lefty Frizzell's band until 1953

    Lum_playing_fiddlelow.jpg
     
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  9. I got his instructional video for christmas and it's really good!
     
  10. Gearhead43

    Gearhead43

    Nov 25, 2007
    NorCal
    I need to get that.
     
  11. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Inactive

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    Kevin Stewart, bass player for Big Sandy and Exotiki.
     
  12. Gearhead43

    Gearhead43

    Nov 25, 2007
    NorCal
    +1 He's my hero...:smug:
     
  13. nashvillebassma

    nashvillebassma

    Mar 20, 2009
    Toledo,Oh
    Older Guy's:Don't forget Dave Roe
    All in all definately Geoff Firebaugh
     
  14. Bobby King

    Bobby King Supporting Member

    May 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Dave Roe is the man!

    Any time you're in Nashville, go see the Don Kelly Band at Robert's on Lower Broadway. Honky-Tonk Heaven!
     
  15. AlanBartram

    AlanBartram

    Dec 15, 2007
    Nashville,TN
    D’Addario endorser
    +1 on Dave Roe. Also, check out The Dempseys bassist.
     
  16. Joe Fick
     
  17. ColonelZulu

    ColonelZulu Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Chops Laconte
     
  18. shamus63

    shamus63

    Dec 17, 2005
    San Mateo, CA
    Definitely!

    Saw him with the '68 Comeback Special (Brian Setzer 3-Piece)...smokin'!!

    Looked like he was dribblin' a damn basketball.
     
  19. kingbrutis

    kingbrutis

    Aug 10, 2003
    Phoenix AZ
    That could be the best picture ever taken.
     
  20. In no particular order:

    Ronnie Hayward
     
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