I keep it simple.
I'm a gun-for-hire musician focusing on bass guitar and synth bass. I shoot for excellence every time and don't stop until you're happy with the result. Let's get in touch and make it happen!
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Interview with Samuel Yates Booth
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I play with a Texas band called The Gladsome Light. We recently released a 4-song EP called "Mystic." I got to handle bass duties and produce the project, fulfilling a lifelong dream of aping Justin Meldal-Johnsen. But seriously, the entire process was a joy from start to finish. You know everyone is happy with a project when you can say "I don't care if nobody other than us ever listens to these songs. I'm just happy to have been a part." It was real fulfilling.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll approach your music with the same attention to detail that I would give to my own personal project. The way I see it, if you hire me, your success is my success.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Propulsive and steady. I like to hang back and support the song until there's a moment for something a little more expressive, then blend back in as if nothing happened.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Write a literal letter to the song and ask it what it needs.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I normally live in and around worship and Christian music, though I've done some alt-R&B and country/Americana.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My limitations as a player. I'm not super shreddy or slappy, so I have to make sure that whatever I play hits you in the feels.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Feel and intuition. I think long and hard about the parts I write, because once the parts are tracked and the song is mixed and mastered, there are no do-overs. It can't just be the right note, it has to feel like the right note, know what I mean?
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Providing bass, synth bass, and miscellaneous tracks for artists, churches, songwriters, whoever.