John Thomasson

Your bass player

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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.

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

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
Discogs verified credits for John Thomasson
  • Arts Magnet High School
  • Various
  • Various
  • Little Sister (3)
  • Various
  • David Garza
  • Juliana Hatfield
  • Juliana Hatfield
  • David Garza
  • Craig Marshall
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Craig Marshall
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Little Big Town
  • Little Big Town
  • Little Big Town
  • Ray Scott (4)
  • Little Big Town
  • Little Big Town

308 Reviews - 44 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by David H.
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    I really enjoy working with John on all our songs! He brings such fun, creative energy to them and we always come away with something to be proud of!

  2. Review by Tyler Batts
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    John added exactly what was needed to bring the track to life. This is our 2nd project together and couldn't be more pleased! Quick turnaround and very professional.

  3. Review by David H.
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    I challenged John a bit more than usual on this particular song and he still made it all so effortless! He really is such a pro and has immense knowledge of getting the most out of his bass. I can't stress enough how much of a creative dude he is!

  4. Review by Dustin Paul
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    A super talent that was an absolute pleasure to work with. I highly recommend John!!!

  5. Review by jackee
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    John was excellent to work with. Picked up exactly what the song wanted and delivered a beautifully professional track. It’s so nice (and rare) to find effective professionals like John!

  6. Review by Dave H.
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    I always go on and on about John's creativity, but it's because it's really become such a staple of my sound. We're now working on our 4th album together and John is every much as part of "the band" as I am. It feels good to have found such a perfect partner who has literally been with me since the very beginning.

  7. Review by Dave H.
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    I love working with John because he makes such great choices in his playing. He knows how to give the song exactly what it needs. Nothing more, nothing less. He's about as perfect a bass player as they come!

  8. Review by Tyler Batts
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    John was great to work with! Love what he added to the track and will definitely use him again on future projects!

  9. Review by David H.
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    John and I are just getting started on a lengthy album project and already he's delivering such incredible tracks to help my songs sound as polished and professional as possible. Absolutely love working with him!

  10. Review by David H.
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    I love working with John because he's like a bass chameleon. My songs range from slow and melancholy to loud and grunge-y, but John is never fazed. Whatever the song calls for, he can adapt and deliver something totally awesome!

  11. Review by Anton P.
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    John has just finished the second song for me. Like the first time he provided everything I needed: a wonderful tone, groove and diligent replication of my sheet music.

  12. Review by Rob Cole
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    This was my second time working with John! Again, he proves why he is a professional with his craft. He has such a great ear for what the song needs! Cant wait to work together again on more tracks in the future!

  13. Review by Zachary Mason
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    Really great Bass guitarist, and great to work with!

  14. Review by David H.
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    I have never worked with a bass player quite like John, and there's really no reason for me to go elsewhere. We've recorded so many songs together over the last 4 years and my music wouldn't be what it is without him.

  15. Review by Dave H.
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    John is the ultimate professional and the best type of partner to have. He always delivers such high quality playing. He's also incredibly patient and willing to put in the effort to make something perfect! I'm always looking forward to the next project with him!

  16. Review by Jared J.
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    Happy repeat client! Can't thank John enough for going the extra mile with this tune. Great experience once again. Keep it up!

  17. Review by adam
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    Another 5 star job from John! Just a great player and Pro!

  18. Review by David H.
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    John was the first bass player I connected with on SB & I've never looked back. He can easily handle anything I throw at him & deliver something well above & beyond my wildest imagination. Love him!

  19. Review by Life Looks Best (Cory Young)
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    Lets start with the tone. Clean, present, yet deep and warm, better than expected. I have been recording for nearly 30 years and have always wanted a song that demanded double bass, and I'm glad John was willing to work on the project. Absolute professional, great communication. 10/10 talent.

  20. Review by Brew
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    Fantastic playing and speedy work. What’s not to like! Cheers John

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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
  • Lakland
  • Pedulla
  • Musicman)
  • 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