Nashville, TN -- Bassists/bandleaders Bryan Beller (Steve Vai, Dethklok), Doug Johns (Buddy Miles), Sean O'Bryan Smith (Billy Ray Cyrus, Rebecca St. James) and Roy Vogt (Dickey Betts, Jerry Reed) will band together to present Nashville's second installment of The Low Show on the Friday night of this years Nashville NAMM show, July 17, at The Rutledge from 7:30 to 11:00pm The Low Show is a continuing concept in which a collective of the industry's leading bassists present their own bands and material to both low-end enthusiasts and instrumental music lovers alike, with each artists unique contribution resulting in a complete night of bass-focused musical entertainment not to be missed. The event will be open to the public, with an $10 cover charge and special $8 price for NAMM badgeholders.
A longtime fixture in L.A. but now based in Nashville, Bryan Bellers doing select Midwestern dates in support of his second rock/jazz fusion CD Thanks In Advance, a collection of meticulous, melody-driven compositions hailed by Bass Player Magazine as a bonafide entry for bass album of the year. As a sideman, he was Steve Vais choice for the live band/orchestra CD/DVD Sound Theories, and toured worldwide with Vai throughout 2007. Other recent touring work includes the band" Dethklok, a tongue-in-cheek metal band borne of the Cartoon Network Adult Swim" show Metalocalypse. Hes also been a musical partner of freak/genius guitarist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) for 13 years, 10 albums, countless tours, and millions of notes.
Cleveland's Doug Johns has more than 25 years of experience on local, national, and international stages, working with such greats as Jimi Hendrix drummer Buddy Miles, bass icon Victor Wooten, and Dweezil Zappa, among others. Armed with jaw-dropping funk chops, raw presence and energy, and all-around crowd-wowing prowess, Johns recently released his second CD, Pocket Fulla Nasty, to widespread critical acclaim. Bass Player Magazine on Johns: One of the most credit-deserving bass virtuosos in America--its his inventiveness thats consistently compelling. Doug has steadily risen to the populace of well-respected artists, evidenced by his busy schedule as a performer and clinician at Bass Player Live, BassQuake, Monsters of Bass, and BassBash.
Sean O-Bryan Smith has established himself as a highly sought after bassist, composer, writer, producer, and clinician. He has toured and/or recorded with legendary country artists Billy Ray Cyrus and Sara Evans, Christian superstar Rebecca St. James, guitar icon Jeff Skunk Baxter, jazz trumpeter Rick Braun, the incomparable Mississippi Mass Choir, and more. Smiths highly successful solo jazz release Tapestry has been met with global praise from music fans and fellow musicians alike. Tapestry was even voted the #1 Most Recommended CD Review of all time at All About Jazz.com. Sean continues to tour and record as a sideman with other jazz artists including vocalist Anna Wilson and smooth jazz chart-topper Denny Jiosa. Sean has also served as Musical Director for the FOX TV Show Nashville in 2007, is a dedicated educator as well as a clinician for Steinberger Instruments and Eden Electronics, and is a regular contributing writer for Vintage Guitar Magazine, Premier Guitar Magazine, and Christian Musician Magazine.
A graduate of the renowned University of Miami jazz program and 25-year veteran of the Nashville music industry, Roy Vogt stepped out as a solo artist on his release Simplicity in 2003 with a little help from friends like Victor Wooten, Chester Thompson, Dave Weckl, T Lavitz, Shane Theriot, Stan Lassiter, Jeff Coffin, and many other talented studio and jazz musicians in the Nashville and Los Angeles music scenes. As a sideman hes played with Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts, country legend Jerry Reed, and a host of major-label rock, country, contemporary Christian and pop acts. Vogt chairs the the Bass Department at Belmont University in Nashville, and writes a monthly column for the Eden Electronics website at eden-electronics.com. He is also releasing a 10-DVD/20-lesson comprehensive course called Teach Me Bass Guitar [teachmebassguitar.com], and a new solo CD with the TMBG Band helping out this July.