HOLDING DOWN THE BASS CHAIR

 “The challenge is to discover that unique bass groove that compliments the songwriters vision, and will create lasting mojo.  I want to catch the attention of listeners, and at the same time not distract from the flow and essence of a song. There is nothing more gratifying than discovering a musical pathway that leads to a memorable bass line. Creating an enduring bass part is like hearing a song within a song.” 

-ANTHONY COOK

I met Anthony Cook several years ago while I was on staff at No Depression: The Journal of Roots Music. He played bass for The Skylarks, a band whose self-titled album checked off all the boxes for a great Americana project that I ultimately spotlighted in my weekly column. 
 
Throughout the years Anthony has become a virtual online friend, and we’ve shared endless conversations about our musical interests, as well as the other work he’s involved with as a seasoned journeyman bass player and producer. 
 
As you can see for yourself as you navigate his website, Anthony’s strong suit is the ability to ‘bring the mojo’ to a wide range of collaborative work that goes far beyond the Americana and roots realm. He’s a seasoned professional who adds his magic dust to any genre of music that lands on his doorstep, whether onstage or in the studio. 
 
Ed Maxin
Music Journalist 

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