Josh Howard

Bass Player

8 Reviews (3 Verified)
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Hi i’m Josh, I am a musician, Song writer, teacher, and producer. I have been working in music since I was 16 and have never stopped. I have traveled a lot and learned from some amazing musicians and I want to bring my knowledge to you!

Ive worked professionally playing gigs as a musician for 15+ years now. I was 18 when I went on my first tour and began producing when i was 21. As a Producer I found that I have a natural amount of skill in seeing the best course of action for bringing the most attractive parts of a song to the front for the listener. I love making beats and tracks but more then that I love helping artists and song writers realize their artistic vision. I also have experience in producing and writing with Different kinds of artists. Being a producer is something i have found a natural amount of skill in. Seeing the best course of action for bringing the best parts of a song to the front for the listener is something that i really care about.

I record and make high quality tracks as a bass player but also multi instrumentalist and producer. I love communicating and following instructions, and delivering a high quality product fast.

Bass Electric (general turn around time 1 week)
- Record high quality bass track
- 2 free revisions

Producer (turn around depends on your schedule and expectations for the project)
-help realize the vision of a song/project from beginning to end

-can put together tracks for your performance or beats
-includes one free revision

Podcast mix/master
-I have mix and mastered regularly for two podcasts

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

8 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Andrew Ellison (Eltronn)

    Josh was able to work with me on my latest project and produced some excellent playing. Josh worked fast and was able to produce some great Bass.

  2. Review by Andrew Ellison (Eltronn)

    Great to work with, only needed a few days Josh knew exactly what i needed and worked well together. Hope to work together again soon.

  3. Review by Michael H.

    He has a great ear for the music! He's talented in improvisation as well. I'm looking forward to working with him on future projects.

  4. Review by Laci Mercede

    Josh is amazing! One of the dopest bass players out there! Super professional and great to work with! Would recommend him to anybody!

  5. Review by Kamber
    by Kamber

    Just had another writing session with Josh. He is a wizard of a producer. Super talented, super hardworking, and very easygoing. :)

  6. Review by Austin Huelsbeck

    Josh is hands-down the best bassist I've ever worked with, if not the best instrumentalist. I recently worked with his band on a record he produced, and he is a fantastic producer. Great musical mind, and couldn't be easier to work with. Straight up, Josh is a genius.

  7. Review by Thomas Daniel

    Josh is not only a world-class bassist, but a true professional. He knows what it means to think outside the box and deliver top notch results. Incredibly easy going and one of the best of the best - you just can't go wrong working with him. Highly recommend!

  8. Review by Kamber
    by Kamber

    Josh is an incredible bass player, band leader, song arranger, producer, and all around musical genius. He knows how to bring a fresh, unique sound to any track. He is very easy to work with and very dependable. I highly recommend working with Josh - you won't be disappointed!!

Interview with Josh Howard

  1. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  2. A: only bass players sound like bass players on the bass

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: What your goals are for the project that i am going to work on? what kind of artists do you pull from?

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: Do as much work as you can by yourself until you hit a wall. Then give me a call!

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: My bass, mark bass tube amp head, eden cab, quarter inch cable...and i guess an electricity generator so it could all work.

  9. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  10. A: I started playing and studying when i was 15 but didn't start practicing a lot of hours and playing gigs till i was about 17. I then went to colleague and studied music business. I continued in College to play gigs and travel with different music groups. One semester i went to The Contemporary Music Center (CMC) in nashvillle in the artist program and learned a lot about recording and playing live with music that was more geared towards artistry. After i graduated college i moved to Knoxville TN where i have lived and traveled from since 2013.

  11. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  12. A: Professionally i have played in a lot of different situations. I have spent a lot of time playing CCM and Gospel. I studied jazz and have played jazz for many years. I also love R&B, Hip-Hop, Electronic music, Rock and Bluegrass. And like most musicians these days i have also recorded with and played with a lot of singer songwriter/folk musicians.

  13. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  14. A: Most of my work comes from playing on an album. I will have meetings and talk about what they are thinking for different tracks and then i will send multiple different takes of the same song and go from there.

  15. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  16. A: I am able to see the good things and bad things in a song. Because of that i am able make informed suggestions and decisions in and out of the song to get the best possible result.

  17. Q: What's your typical work process?

  18. A: Its different song to song. some of them i know exactly what I'm thinking but depending on the artist it is a different process.

  19. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  20. A: I am a music fan in general so i draw inspiration from a lot of different producers and musicians.

Josh Howard Example Reel

I was the Bass Player/Key bass/Producer (for most) in this production

Terms Of Service

Can negotiate work for hire or royalty split
Average turnaround time of 5-10 business days
use paypal/venmo and FaceTime/google hangout for remote projects

Gear Highlights
  • a Tom Clements 6 string bass
  • FormFactor Audio Amps
  • Electroharmonix and FariFeild Circuitry pedals along with some others.
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