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Jeremy Nesse: Strings and Things

Bass player Jeremy Nesse‘s initial reaction to seeing a Chapman Stick was one of surprise. “When I first saw it, I thought this looks like a board of wood from a picket fence or a two by four.”

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Despite that first impression, Jeremy was inspired to add the 12-string tapping melodic bass to his arsenal of instruments by listening to Tony Levin‘s work with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel‘s solo albums. On this episode of Strings and Things, he relates to host Patrick Grant how his style of playing has developed over the years, from early childhood explorations of his Dad’s vast vinyl collection, through his years listening to British new wave and to his interests in progressive rock and world music.

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photo by Erick Gonzales

Jeremy has recorded and performed with a variety of bands and ensembles, including Moving Picture Show in LA, Humble Lion, the punk rapper Hyro Da Hyro and High North. You can find him at ReverbNation or on his Facebook page.

And before you go, watch Jeremy play the Chapman Stick here: