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

AllMusic verified credits for John Thomasson
  • Little Big Town
  • Little Big Town
  • Little Big Town
  • Little Big Town
  • 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

223 Reviews - 31 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by David H.
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    Such a fun track to work on with John! Once the drums were in, I couldn't wait to turn him loose on this one & he absolutely did not disappoint. He never does.

  2. Review by David H.
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    John is a real problem solver in addition to being a super talented bassist. His wisdom has yet to steer me wrong!

  3. Review by David H.
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    John is super patient! Whenever I have an idea, he's always awesome about giving it a shot and seeing if we can make it work. I can't say enough about his talent!

  4. Review by David H.
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    This track was a ton of fun to work on with John! I typically hit him up for mellow, mid-tempo songs, but he's absolutely got the chops to handle a sludgy fuzz-fest in dropped D like this one. Can't recommend him enough!

  5. Review by David H.
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    Sometimes I feel like I'm writing new music JUST so that I get to work with John again. My favorite bass player in the history of ever!

  6. Review by Edú B.
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    Another great session with John... He is the best, period!

  7. Review by adam
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    Another 5 star job with John! He always brings the heat!

  8. Review by Terje B.
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    We asked John if he could send us two versions of the bass recording on our song. He gave us one, and it was perfect. Couldn't have done better. A very good bass player with good sound on his recordings. If you need bass player John is recommended by us.

  9. Review by Edú B.
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    John is the best! I really enjoyed working with him. Working on my new album I can wait to work on more songs with this maestro.

  10. Review by Edú B.
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    Working with John was an amazing experience. Great human being and great musician. He delivered the sound I was looking for and I can't wait to work more and more songs with him. A 1000% recommend.

  11. Review by adam
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    Another super easy one with the Maestro!

  12. Review by Danah L.
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    Another stellar track from John. As always, grateful for his time, expertise and professionalism.

  13. Review by Yu H.
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    It was great to work with John! Great sounding bass, straight to the point, and fast turnaround!!

  14. Review by adam
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    It's so great to be able to work with a player as great as John! Total Pro!!

  15. Review by Tony M.
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    John is a killer bass player. Nailed the song in one take.

  16. Review by Michael M.
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    John will be my go-to bass player from now on, as he delivers quality really fast. He has ear for great sound and arrangements, and also understands your instructions. Another great experience, thanks John!

  17. Review by adam
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    Another one! John always delivers! He always makes the songs better.

  18. Review by musicislife
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    John is such a great musician and he really seems to care about the music, which is what it's all about. Couldn't be more pleased with the results. I'd give him 10 stars if I could.

    Don
    Groove Fondue

  19. Review by Elaine C.
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    John was great to work with. His bass playing is artistic & tasteful and he gave my song the support that it needed. He also delivered the track on time. I would highly recommend him.

  20. Review by adam
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    Working with John is always great! He's a total Pro that knows just what to play to work for and elevate the song. My go to.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Little Big Town
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Brett Dennen
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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  • Little Big Town's The Daughters is up for a GrammyDec 02, 2019

    I played upright on this song that is up for a grammy for country performance by a duo or a group. 

  • The Breaker by Little Big Town is out!Jul 03, 2017

    The Breaker is out. I played bass on the whole record. 
    Check it out on Spotify.https://open.spotify.com/album/2aQOzEjLzPkffXDwREXdAh
    Check it out on iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-breaker/id1200019543

  • Wanderlust is out!Jun 22, 2016

    We just finished a record with Pharrell Williams called Wanderlust. I provided all of the low end on it. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wanderlust/id1118487549