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Reader Spotlight: Lonnie Trevino Jr.

Lonnie Trevino Jr.Meet Lonnie Trevino Jr, a bassist from Austin, Texas who works as a full-time bassist. Lonnie is the No Treble player in the spotlight for July 19, 2011.

Bio:

I am a working bassist of 28 years from Austin Texas. I’ve Toured world wide with the likes of Monte Montgomery, Mike Zito, Tommy Shane Steiner, Papa Mali, Deadman among others. I am a true music lover and have played just about every genre of music.

I’ve been playing bass since the age 17 and started my first road experience at 20 for five years straight and have never looked back. I feel more at home in a hotel room than my own home! Bass has undoubtably been very good to me.

Location:

Austin Texas

Day gig:

None. Working Musician.

Years experience:

28 years

Bands & Gigs:

I tour with several artists. Currently on the road with My band Deadman. Deadman is a 6-piece Americana band that often gets compared to “The Band”.

Gear:

Ampeg Amp and cabs. Fender P & Jazz Basses.

Why I play the bass:

These people: Paul McCartney, Tom Petersson, John Stirratt, Larry Graham, John Deacon, Dee Murray, Ben Shepherd, Robert DeLeo, Geezer Butler, Gene Simmons, Colin Moulding, Tommy Shannon, Greg Reeves, Chris Hillman, André Cymone, Mark Brown, Dougie Thomson, James Jamerson, George Porter Jr.

My bass superpower/claim to fame:

I’m known for learning fast, coping fast, creating fast, but playing smooth and for the song. In the late 80’s early 90’s was known for my lightning fast slap bass playing. I’ve since laid that to rest.

My Influences:

See above (“Why I play the bass”).

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