John Thomasson

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I am a Nashville-based bass player that has played on several platinum albums and singles as well as Grammy and Emmy winning songs. You might have heard me on a country song like Girl Crush or Pontoon by Little Big Town or on a singer-songwriter song by Matt Nathanson or Juliana Hatfield. I love my job, and I hope that it is evident in my playing.

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Credits

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  • Ray Scott
  • Little Big Town
  • Little Big Town
  • Little Big Town
  • Little Big Town
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Houston Marchman
  • Houston Marchman
  • Houston Marchman
  • Houston Marchman
  • Asylum Street Spankers
  • Patrice Pike
  • Davíd Garza
  • Juliana Hatfield
  • Davíd Garza
  • Davíd Garza
  • Davíd Garza
  • Moses Rangel
  • Keko

25 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Barry Russo
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    Another great experience working with John!!

  2. Review by Holt B.
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    John is great to work with! Second song I've had him work on and i'm very happy with the results. Lots of options and communication.

  3. Review by Barry Russo
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    Another great experience with John. Not only did he provide excellent bass playing as always, but he also helped to make me aware of some things as I delve deeper into the world of recording. Highly recommended!

  4. Review by Barry Russo
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    Another great experience working with John! As always, I highly recommend him!

  5. Review by M.I.F. Music Group
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    Great working with you John. We love the sounds and look forward to bringing you more projects. Your communication is thorough and you are prompt on delivery. Keep it up!

  6. Review by Israel M.
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    Johns so easy to work with. He plays really tasteful lines and delivers great quality work with super fast turnarounds. Im honored to have him on my tracks!

  7. Review by Tariq J.
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    John is an incredible bass player and musician. He really cares about your opinion and goes the extra mile to give you options. I can't recommend him enough.

  8. Review by Naftali B.
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    an excellent bassist who puts forth all he's got to ensure perfection. hes the real deal, especially as a person. big fan!

  9. Review by Gil R.
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    John really delivers! I'm new to this service, but once I figured out that the better direction I provide, the better result you get, John gave me exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely be working with him again!

  10. Review by Shmuli R.
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    John is a true pro with a knack for how to add to a song and give it a solid musical foundation. His tone and style add to any genre and most of all working with him is a pleasure. I've had him play on quite a few tracks for me and I'll keep using him in the future.

  11. Review by Sergio S.
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    Third time hiring this guy, I am probably just going to keep on doing it.

  12. Review by Leon Lieffijn
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    I had a great time working with John - great communication and a great result, couldn't have been better!

  13. Review by Johnny Walylko
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    John was great to work with. He jammed awesome bass lines and kept in constant communication. Look forward to working with him again!

  14. Review by Kyle A.
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    John was great to work with. He provided several options of bass tracks, and he was passionate about making sure I got the tracks that best highlighted my song. Highly recommended!

  15. Review by Barry Russo
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    Another great experience working with John. His bass tracks added so much to my latest song, as they always do. He's super-talented, and gives each project his full attention and effort, and communicates clearly throughout the process. I highly recommend John for your next project!!

  16. Review by Sergio S.
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    John nailed it on the first take. We tried out other options but the first one was perfect. Would love to work with him again. True professional.

  17. Review by Scott M.
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    Couldn't be happier with the bass track (and options) John was able to come up with for my song. Always smooth, he was able to go from mellow and delicate to driving, complex and viscerally impactful. Extremely talented and easy to communicate with. Was dedicated to making sure I got a great track that I was happy with it. You can tell he really loves what he does and takes pride in his work. Looking forward to doing more songs with him. Highly recommended!

  18. Review by Israel M.
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    Really nice working with John! He gave me a great bass track with some great options and great tone. Looking forward to the next song I can get him on. Thank you John!

  19. Review by Barry Russo
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    Once again, working with John was awesome. It's no wonder that he is so much in demand to play for major artists both live and in the studio. He's a super talented musician, and from my experience working with him, seems like a great guy. I highly recommend him!!

  20. Review by Holt B.
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    I hired John to put bass on a country/rock song i've been working on and I'm so glad I did. He wen't above and beyond to ensure the tracks would be something special and most importantly be fitting for the song. His tone and attention to detail really took it to the next level and I would highly recommend hiring him!

  21. Review by Jeremy D.
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    John is the real deal! He gave us a bass track that was everything we'd hoped for and more. His playing really helped bring the song together. Would absolutely use him again and recommend him to anyone seeking a solid, yet creative bass line.

  22. Review by Naftali B.
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    I am so happy i found John. He is an extreme pro and clearly spends the effort and time needed to exactly get what i wanted. the tracks i sent were complex and he nailed it better than i envisioned. i highly recommend if u looking for pro.

  23. Review by Shmuli R.
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    John is a great musician, professional, quick, great communication and superb tone! I'd highly recommend him and I'm definitely going to use him again.

  24. Review by Barry Russo
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    Working with John has been an awesome experience!! Even with a busy touring schedule, he got my tracks done quickly, and I am very pleased with the finished product! He's a great player and communicates well with the client. It is no wonder that so many major bands and artists choose to work with him!

  25. Review by Philippe Q.
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    I really enjoyed working with John, a musician and a bassist of great talent who is able to understand the complexity of music even when it hides
    In its simplicity and authenticity.
    I hope to have recourse to its valuable services in the future
    Thank you John
    Philippe Q.

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  • Little Big Town
  • Matt Nathanson
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Gear Highlights
  • Vintage basses (Fender
  • Guild
  • Kay
  • Hofner
  • Rickenbacker)
  • Some great modern ones (Sadowsky
  • PRS)
  • a beautiful sounding 100+ year old upright. Synth bass.
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