Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morisette)

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Courtesy of Fender Com

A bassist, composer, producer, band-member, collaborator, and educator, among other titles – this Berklee College of Music alum cites Geddy, John Paul Jones, Sir Paul, Marcus Miller, and Jaco as his mentors. Chaney seamlessly blends his tone and approach to whatever the situation warrants – working alternative rock, pop, blues, funk, country, rhythm and blues, and country genres as a first call session player.

Utilizing trad four-string, extended range, fretless, and acoustic instruments, Chaney’s canon spans artists as diverse as Joe Cocker, Glenn Campbell, Jane’s Addiction, Alanis Morissette, Cher, Slash, Orianthi, Josh Groban, Sara Bareilles, Camp Freddy, Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders, and Gavin Degraw to reference a very, very select few.

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Courtesy of Camp Freddy Net

Chaney has also helmed the bass chair for numerous film scores and television soundtracks.

A Fender endorser, Chaney is a collector! Among his weapons of choice include vintage Fender Jazz and Precision basses, plus instruments and sound equipment from Fender Custom Shop, Lakland, Sadowsky, Guild, Gibson, Epiphone, Rob Allen, Aguilar, and Ashdown, to name a scant few.

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Dig Chris with Jane’s Addiction “Just Because”

Dig Chris with Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders “Middle Child”

Dig Chris with Alanis “You Learn”

Dig Chris with Camp Freddy (Scott Weiland, Rick Nielson, Matt Sorum, Billy Morrison…)

Dig Chris with Taylor and Perry “I Really Blew It”

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