I’ve been really getting into JJ Grey & Mofro on vinyl lately, and bassist Todd Smallie is a big part of that. Smallie was the first bassist in the Derek Trucks Band, which formed in 1994, and he always seems to pick all the right notes while maintaining such a great feel.
Here’s a nice live performance of the tune “Tame A Wild One” with some seriously great bass playing by Smallie. The tune comes from the group’s album, This River. This was filmed in studio at Fordham University’s WFUV radio station in the Bronx, NY in 2013.