Patrick Dahlheimer (Live)

While many “alternative rock” era bassists of the 1990s were simply functional players who replicated the lower register of a rhythm guitarist;  Live’s Patrick Dahlheimer  incorporated melodic, pocket and pop/ slap style passages (ala Flea in some instances) which embellished Ed Kowalczyk’s mighty croon and Chad Taylor’s super-sonic guitar sloggery!

On such staples including “Operation Spirit,” “Pain Lies on the Riverside,” and “Selling the Drama” Dahlheimer’s heavy hooks helped distinguished this ensemble from many their combat-boot, skate-tee peers!


In addition to Live, Patrick anchors The Gracious Few with Live bandmates Chad Taylor and Chad Gracey and Candlebox alumnae Sean Hennesy and Kevin Martin.


Dig Patrick’s slap funk passage on “Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)” from Mental Jewelry Courtesy of Live YouTube page…