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Freekbass

Friday, April 6 · view days & times
Price: $10 in advance | $12 day of show
Venue: Fowler Blast Furnace Room

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Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 7:30 pm

Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Freekbass was an only child who initially wanted to be a magician. He later developed his own obsession for cartoon superheroes and comic books, relating to the underlying themes. Living in Cincinnati exposed Freekbass to genres of music he may have missed otherwise. While most kids were listening to Nirvana and Green Day, he connected with the bottom-heavy sounds coming out of the boom boxes like Zapp and Midnight Star. While working in a music shop to pay off his first electric bass he had in layaway, he began to study the classics of Larry Graham, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Parliament Funkadelic and Bootsy Collins with a bass in one hand, and an MPC2000 in the other.

Freekbass has released six full-length CDs, including “Concentrate” with guests Bootsy Collins, DJ Spooky, Adam Deitch, and Steve Molitz, and “Junkyard Waltz” which includes guest appearances by Phish bassist Mike Gordon, guitarist Buckethead, keyboard wizard from P-Funk/Talking Heads Bernie Worrell, and is produced by funk legend Bootsy Collins. Also, national music DVD instruction company, The Rock House Method, recently released two Freekbass instructional DVDs "Learn Funk Bass with Freekbass (Level 1 & Level 2)" and TrueFire.com released the instructional DVD/download “50 Freekbass Licks You Must Know”. In 2010 Freekbass connected with DJ Logic and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz to form the funktronica trio Headtronics.

In 2015 he released his album “Everybody’s Feelin’ Real”, which is produced by Duane Lundy (My Morning Jacket’s Jim James/Ben Sollee) and includes P-Funk/Rubberband keyboardist Razor Sharp Johnson, horn man Skerik, and Trey Anastasio Band vocalist/trumpet Jennifer Hartswick. Also, he was a part of that year’s London Bass Guitar Show in the UK giving masterclasses and performing. He is represented by the esteemed label Ropeadope.

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Venue Information
Fowler Blast Furnace Room
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-297-7100
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