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Reader Spotlight: Dylan Caillouet

Dylan Caillouet

Meet Dylan Caillouet, a bassist from New Orleans who has an impressive resume over his 13 years of playing.

Dylan is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…


I am a New Orleans musician who has played with the likes of Trombone Shorty, George Porter Jr., Henrik Linder, Tab Benoit, Terrence Higgins, Donald Harrison, Jody Espina, Oteil Burbridge, Johnny Vidacovich, and many more over the past 13 years of my career.


New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Day gig:

I am a full time musician.

Years experience:

13 years

Bands & Gigs:

I am touring with my band Outlaw Nation. We are releasing our 11th album this year, and we are touring the States as well as South America, Peru, Japan, Europe, and the UK.


I use Gallien-Krueger amps and cabs, Spectraflex cables, Omg straps, D’Addario Strings, Mono cases, and Mooer pedals.

Why I play the bass:

I started as a guitar player, but after hearing players such as Geddy Lee, Flea, and Victor Wooten, I wanted to do what those bass gods were doing.

My bass superpower/claim to fame

My claim to fame is probably not my playing. I’d like to think it is that I am a nice, humble human being, but I am known for my slap and pick techniques.

My influences

My influences are endless but mainly Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Flea, Stanley Clarke, and Geddy Lee.

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