James Walker - (916) 367-2162
Performed in over 1000 events. Relaxed friendly attitude. Focused attention on the groove appropriate for the music. Always prepared to play songs note-for-note. They were already produced once, right? I can read chord charts, numbers, and notation. Comfortable with improvisation and key changes on the fly. I practice regularly for smooth "chops" at my home in Napa, California. I also am a lifetime keyboard player. Currently I've got an Ableton rig with Omnisphere, Native Instruments, and lots of keys sounds.
Live and recording experience. New Americana, rock, gospel, alt-rock, top-40, classic rock, R&B, latin, funk, pop, country, contemporary Christian, reggae, and fusion jazz-rock.
Basses include Fodera 5 String and NS Design EU5 electric upright. Aguilar Amplifier and multiple Aguilar cabinets to go from small to big stages. Sensaphonic 2XS in-ear-monitors. I transport gear locally in professional cases in my SUV. Necessary gear can travel in flight cases. For studio work I use a Universal Audio Apollo loaded with nice plugins.