James Hall & The Steady Wicked
The darkest night of Electric Hex gives way
to the cleansing light of Tether's new day.
Where do I even start? I got my first instrument, a Univox Mosrite bass, at 13. Never figured out how to tune it until 15 and could barely play by 18. I'm a slow learner apparently.
At 21, I signed my life away to a label that allowed me to make my 1st proper recordings in a real studio and earned the bragging rights of having Isaac Hayes on a track to boot! Holy shit did I learn a lot then.. Ended up joining and touring with all my friends and their bands around that time and felt the pull from inside to express more than I knew how through just bass.
I was fortunate to be surrounded by helpful (although maybe reluctantly) friends and fellow musicians that fostered and encouraged my 'hunt and peck' approach to learning new instruments, recording techniques, gear, and ways to express what was calling from inside me. I'm eternally grateful. All of those adventures have led me on a crazy journey that 12-year-old-me would be high fiving current-me over. I've played and recorded with friends, heroes, and found a voice I'm comfortable with.
In no particular order, here's short list of somewhat recognizable musical allies I've found myself shoulder to shoulder with, from the stage and studio, over the years:
The Afghan Whigs
For the curious, check out https://www.discogs.com/artist/3474742-Bruce-Butkovich for a more extensive list of shit I've done.
Below are my bands and projects I'm actively involved in (at least the ones I can link on Bandcamp!).. Enjoy!