Aug 3, 2019
This Summer, In the middle of a rainforest in Courtenay/Comox at the Vancouver Island Music Festival two of the most famous bass players in popular music met for the very first time.
David Hood – from Muscle Shoals Alabama finally met Leland Sklar from Los Angeles.
David Hood was part of the legendary studio musicians at FAME and Muscle Shoals Studios who shaped some of the most famous hits ever made. For Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones, and The Staple Singers.
In LA, Leland Sklar has recorded over 2000 albums for artists including Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Warren Zevon, Randy Newman, Linda Ronstadt and many more.
They hold the unique distinction of being “makers of memories” through the music they helped to create.
Great bass players are the glue that holds the band together.
What makes bass players special? Memorable bass tracks?
Did they follow each other’s careers?
The key to surviving and thriving for all those sessions, all those artists and those albums?
David Hood meets Leland Sklar..