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List of double bassists in popular music

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List of double bassists in popular music

This list of double bassists in popular music includes double bass performers from a range of genres, including rockabilly, psychobilly, country, blues, folk, bluegrass, and other styles. In these styles, the instrument is often referred to as an upright bass or a standup bass.


For a list of jazz players, see the List of jazz bassists. For a list of Classical double bass players, see the List of contemporary classical double bass players.


  • Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog, Mother Love Bone, and others)
  • B

  • Victor Bailey (Various bands and artists)
  • Barry Bales (Alison Krauss)
  • Tom Barney (Various artists and bands)
  • Didi Beck (German rockabilly band Boppin'B)
  • Bill Black (Elvis Presley)
  • Joe Buck (Hank Williams III)
  • C

  • Paul Chambers (Jazz)
  • Les Claypool (Primus)
  • John Clayton (Various artists and bands)
  • Ernest "Big" Crawford (Muddy Waters, Sunnyland Slim, Little Walter, Memphis Minnie, Jimmy Rogers, Big Maceo, Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim)
  • Jim Creeggan (Barenaked Ladies)
  • D

  • Kate Davis
  • Patricia Day (Psychobilly band the HorrorPops)
  • Willie Dixon (Blues)
  • Ted Dwane (folk rock band Mumford & Sons)
  • Dave Lombardo (thrash metal band Slayer)
  • G

  • Marshall Grant (Johnny Cash)
  • Athol Guy (1960s folk-pop band The Seekers)
  • H

  • Jim Hughart (Tom Waits)
  • Clayton Jacobson (Appalachian band the Duck Downpickers)
  • J

  • Eric Judy (Modest Mouse)
  • K

  • Gary Karr (musician and professor)
  • Dick Kniss (Peter, Paul & Mary, John Denver)
  • Geoff Kresge (psychobilly band Tiger Army)
  • L

  • Fred LaBour (Country)
  • Tony Levin (Various bands and artists including Bruford Levin Upper Extremities, Liquid Tension Experiment, King Crimson, and Peter Gabriel)
  • Marshall Lytle (Bill Haley and his Comets)
  • M

  • Joe B. Mauldin (The Crickets)
  • Edgar Meyer (Numerous artists in numerous genres)
  • N

  • Kim Nekroman (Psychobilly band the Necromantix)
  • O

  • Scott Owen (The Living End)
  • P

  • Todd Phillips (numerous bluegrass groups)
  • Q

  • Nate Query (folk-pop band the Decemberists)
  • R

  • Missy Raines (numerous Bluegrass groups)
  • Lee Rocker (rockabilly band Stray Cats)
  • S

  • Russ Savakus (Bob Dylan, Peter, Paul & Mary)
  • Esperanza Spalding (Jazz)
  • Peter Steele (Type O Negative)
  • Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing)
  • Sting (The Police)
  • T

  • Larry Taylor (Tom Waits, JW-Jones)
  • Danny Thompson (Pentangle, others)
  • W

  • Jimbo Wallace (Reverend Horton Heat)
  • Rob Wasserman (Various artists and bands)
  • Chris Wood (jam band Medeski, Martin and Wood)
  • References

    List of double bassists in popular music Wikipedia

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