Bassists Unite For Flood Benefit

Steve Bailey

Acclaimed bassist Steve Bailey will headline Low Notes For Nashville, a benefit concert to raise funds for Nashville flood relief. The event will also include performances by many top bassists from around the world. The concert will take place 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 17, at Douglas Corner (2106 8th Ave. South).

Created less than three weeks ago by Nashville bassist Sean O’Bryan Smith and Lane Baldwin, the charity has gathered an amazing team of professional bassists from around the world to offer relief to fellow musicians devastated by the recent flood. While their web site offers numerous ways for visitors to get involved, the benefit concert is the organization’s highest profile event to date.

The show will be hosted by Smith, Baldwin, and well-known Nashville bassist Dave Pomeroy, now President of the Nashville Musicians Association. All three will perform, and Baldwin will emcee the event.

More players are signing up for the concert daily. To date, the concert will feature performances by numerous top bassists, including Vail Johnson, Roy Vogt, Bryan Beller, Adam Nitti, Doug Johns, and the legendary Bob Babbitt.

“You can expect to hear more top bassists on this bill than almost anywhere else,” said Smith. “We’re reaching out to everyone we know to invite their participation.”

Those interested can keep up to date on all Low Notes For Nashville activities by visiting the group’s web site at www.LowNotesForNashville.org. The charity also has a pair of official Twitter streams and a Facebook Fan Page. More than fifty top bassists and over a dozen music industry manufacturers have joined the cause, making monetary and gear donations to help Nashville musicians in need.

“For Sean and I, this is an excellent opportunity to combine our call to serve others with our desire to strengthen the bonds in the bass community,” said Baldwin. “We’re thrilled that so many top players and companies have joined our efforts, and the concert is going to be one huge bass-centric party.”

Tickets are only $15 per person and will be available at the door. Space is limited so it’s best to arrive early.

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