Bobby Ray Vig
Jazz Jacksonville, FL  USA
Thank you!
Bobby Ray Vig is a bassist/composer from Jacksonville, FL - currently active in 3 or 4 different bands of various genres: Laurence Walden & The Jazz Connection (jazz), B.P. Express (classic rock & blues), River City Pilgrims (bluegrass) and Legacy (lounge/jazz/standards).
Band/artist history
Growing up in Vero Beach, FL, started musical journey on trumpet, graduated to guitar and finally bass. Early bands included OakenDagger and OASIS (*NOT* the British band of the same name - this "OASIS" was a Vero Beach "fusion" band from way back in 1981). Settled in Jacksonville in 1995 where, after a period of several years as a photographer re-discovered music roots and have worked with various local-outfits including Cheshire Cats, Jim Mack Big Band (including appearances at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival) and Walden's Jazz Connection. More info at official web page.
Your musical influences
Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, many others.
What equipment do you use?
Electric Bass (Washburn 6-string, Carvin 5-string, Fender 4-string Jazz/Precision "hybrid"), 2 Acoustic Upright Basses (1 w/Realist pickup), Ampeg and Acoustic Image amplification, Sansamp DI-box, AKG C1000S mic.
Anything else?
More information and music at official website. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!
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