Michael Rhodes (Joe Bonamassa, Dave Stewart)

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A distinguished member of the Musicians Hall of Fame, he’s been a first-call Nashville session cat / sideman since 1977.

Raised on a steady diet of country, rhythm & blues, Cajun, jazz, and various permutations thereof in his native Monroe, Louisiana, Michael Rhodes is a master groove / song player who has anchored scores of genre spanning artists including Stevie Nicks, Hank Williams Jr., Reba McEntire, Dixie Chicks, Steve Winwood, Randall Bramblett, Vince Gill, Kelly Willis, Johnny Cash, Lorrie Morgan, Toby Keith, Taylor Swift, Dave Stewart, Etta James, Dolly Parton, Joe Bonamassa, Neil Diamond, Joss Stone, Tanya Tucker, Ronnie Milsap, Marty Stuart, Brooks & Dunn, JJ Cale, Willie Nelson, Rosanne Cash, Shawn Colvin, and Terry Radigan to namedrop a select few.

Rhodes cites Joe Osborn, Carol Kaye, John Paul Jones, Tommy Cogbill, Sir Paul, Jack Bruce, and Jack Casady among his influences. His weapons of choice include several Fender Precision basses, a ‘64 Epiphone Embassy Deluxe, various Hofners, all run through an Ashdown CTM 300 Tube Head and two 8 x 10 Ashdown cabinets.

Dig Michael anchoring Joe Bonamassa’s British Blues Explosion https://youtu.be/ds5p59XOXHk

Dig Michael with Dave Stewart and Orianthi “Girl In a Cat Suit” https://youtu.be/sTuOL-qreJc

Dig Michael with Terry Radigan “So What” https://youtu.be/Y6Ai-grgtjw

Dig Michael with Lee Ann Womack “I Hope You Dance” https://youtu.be/RV-Z1YwaOiw

Dig Michael with Kelly Willis “Get Real” https://youtu.be/SJJC2AtbLXw

Dig Michael with Shawn Colvin “Sunny Came Home” https://youtu.be/qfKKBDFCiIA

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