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Reader Spotlight: Evan Mitchell

Evan MitchellMeet Evan Mitchell, a bassist from Indianapolis, Indiana and our bassist in the spolight for February 8, 2011.


When I was 12 years old my older brother bought a guitar and started learning songs to form a band. I started learning bass lines on his guitar and decided I needed to buy a real bass so that he and I could jam. I bought a bass and began learning every Red Hot Chili Peppers song I’d ever heard. After teaching myself how to play, my brother asked me to join his high school band two weeks later, and in that band we covered everything from Weezer to Chili Peppers to Pearl Jam and more. I was in bands all through high school. After high school I moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where the band I was in gigged heavily in the local clubs and bars. Now I play bass for country artist Corey Cox and we tour regionally. I am constantly trying to improve my technique and knowledge of bass theory and hope someday to be a renown bass player like all of my influences.


Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Day gig:

Full time musician

Years experience:

I have been playing Bass for 11 years

Bands & Gigs:

I play bass for Country singer/songwriter Corey Cox, and we tour regionally right now. I have been playing bass for Corey Cox for two years now. I also gig regularly with local bands based out of Indianapolis.


  • Schecter Diamond Series Elite-5
  • Schecter Diamond Series Tenor Custom-4
  • Fender Jazz 4 string
  • SWR Galliath II 4X10 Cabinet
  • Ampeg SVT 4-pro Amp
  • Sennheiser G3 Wireless System

Why I play the bass:

I started playing bass because my brother played guitar and I wanted to be able to jam with him.

My bass superpower/claim to fame

I would have to say my bass superpower is my vast array of techniques and playing in many styles.

My influences

My influences are Flea, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Les Claypool, and Geddy Lee.

More on the web:

Heartbreaker and Livin Lovin Maid (Led Zeppelin Cover):

America – Bass Solo:

A Little Ditty on a 4 String (Facebook video)

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Alright…They are getting Down with Led Zeppelin! Looks like someone is having FUN!!!