John Thomasson

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John Thomasson on SoundBetter

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
  • 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

63 Reviews - 15 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Steve
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    John is such a talented bass player and has some serious groove. He knows what works best for a song and delivers high quality work. Highly recommended

  2. Review by Randy Y.
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    John's musical sensibility is fantastic. Plays for the song every time. Tasteful and very easy to work with. Highly recommended!

  3. Review by Israel M.
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    Once again, John provides me with bass tracks of the highest quality. He just knows what to play and exactly what the song needs. Thank you John!

  4. Review by Isaiah Blickenstaff
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    Working with John Thomasson was a great experience. He’s an excellent communicator and superb player. He always captures the right tone and part for the song. I highly recommend him for any bass needs.

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    John is a total pro. Super reliable and always gives great takes for the songs with options. John is my go to bass player. 5 stars.

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    John is such a great bass player. He always gives me options to choose from and they're all great. Super easy to work with. A total pro.

  7. Review by Randy Y.
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    We can be a bit meticulous with production and John is an absolute pro - ready to try any idea and delivers more than expected every time. His feel brings the song to life!

  8. Review by Antony Venneri (Shiny Glide)
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    Excellent job,John always looks for what works best for the song in a very ptofessional and creative way

  9. Review by adam
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    I just finished another project with John where he gave me mutliple takes to choose from. They we're all great! Fantastic player with great feel and tone. Highly recommend John for your next song!

  10. Review by Bruno Lewis
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    Always great working with John. He is a great player and always willing to get creative.

  11. Review by adam
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    John is a consummate professional! Fantastic bass player. that knows just what to play for the song. Great pocket and tone! He was also able. to give me something the same day when I need it. Very excited to do another one with him. Every song he's played. on as been a great experience! 5 stars

  12. Review by Sandro C.
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    Again a wonderful job by John, always great to work with him. Professional and full of beautiful bass tone ideas.

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    Second time working with John. Great experience! Great player. Gave me more options than I needed. 5 stars! Excited to do more!

  14. Review by Joshua M.
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    John is a great bass player. He knew exactly what to play for my song to bring it to life. He is professional and gets the job done right.

  15. Review by adam
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    John absolutely killed it! He gave me exactly what the song needed. Great player. Great tone and feeling. Completely over delivered. He gave me 3 different option to choose from and they were all great. Great communication and quick turn around. Looking forward to doing the next one with John.

  16. Review by Bruno Lewis
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    Talented, quick and professional! Hire him!

  17. Review by Sandro C.
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    Working with John was a pleasure. He was very patience with the things I ask and did all the right suggestion. Great sound , fast, musical, beautiful performance.

  18. Review by Bruno Lewis
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    Excellent player and very quick and professional! Highly recommended!

  19. Review by Adam K.
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    Fantastic feel and amazing work on the track. Look forward to working together again in the future.

  20. Review by Steve C.
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    John is a consummate pro. Excellent bass player that lives in the pocket. Easy to work with. Delivers great sounding tracks.

  21. Review by Nicholas W.
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    It was an honor to have John play on my song. He is so professional, quick, and easy to work with. Not to mention his bass playing speaks for itself. He serves the music and is flexible with any changes needed, though you probably won’t be needing many changes at all! Amazing player. Thank you so much for all your hard work! I’ll be contacting you again shortly!

  22. Review by Tsuko G.
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    Absolutely stunning sound quality! John is very professional and lends you an ear til you get entire satisfaction! Would definitely recommand!

  23. Review by Jason
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    John is fantastic to work with! He plays to the song, has great feel and touch, and gives you options. No wonder he has been on some big records. I highly recommend him....

  24. Review by David H.
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    It has been my extreme privilege to work with John on five songs now, and I can't imagine anyone else playing bass on my music. Every time he delivers his parts, it feels like we were made to create music together. Although John can handle a wide variety of styles, he's the perfect complement to a "throwback" artist like me, and I'm damn sure he can do the same for you.

  25. Review by David H.
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    I always, ALWAYS look forward to working with John. Simply put, he just gets me. More importantly, he gets the sound I'm after. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: if I were starting a band and could draft my line-up, John would be my first round pick every time. He is an absolute pleasure to make music with.

  26. Review by Sergio S.
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    Consistent experiences with John, fast turn around time.

  27. Review by David H.
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    John is a true professional in every sense. If I were forming a band, he'd be my first pick. He adapted to my style so quickly that I feel like we've been making music together for decades. John is my go-to bassist, hands down, and I look forward to making more music with him in the future. Working with him was every bit as magical as I'd hoped.

  28. Review by David H.
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    Once again, I asked John to step up to the plate and help advance the runners, and he wound up hitting the ball out of the park instead. Sorry, CO-VID19 has taken away my baseball season, so I'm borrowing metaphors. :) In plain English this time, John is absolutely my go-to for bass, and will continue to be as long as he'll have me.

  29. Review by David H.
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    When I saw that John was here on SoundBetter, I wasted little time contacting him. As a huge fan of Juliana Hatfield and Matt Nathanson, I knew John would be the perfect choice for my song, and not only did he not disappoint, he friggin' crushed it!

    Super friendly, super talented, and a bona fide artist capable of listening and giving a song exactly what it needs. I have no hesitation in recommending John to other musicians, and I look forward to working with him again in the very near future.

  30. Review by Luke M.
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    John is pro!

  31. Review by Antony Venneri (Shiny Glide)
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    John is a very talented bass player,he puts the heart into his work and he is very kind and he cares a lot about the artist and the song he is working on and he works until you are totally satisfied.

  32. Review by Luke M.
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    John has an incredible ear & perfect tone. A +

  33. Review by Saul
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    Easy to work with and very professional.

  34. Review by Birgitte U.
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    Absolutely loved working with John. Great player, and understood exactly what my tune needed. Fast turnaround time, great communication, and 100% quality on the bassplaying and soundquality.
    Would love to work with John again.

  35. Review by Randy Y.
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    Great feel and exactly what the track needed! Will be back for more :)

  36. Review by Gil B.
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    John is always amazing . He delivers what I need and beyond. He understands what I’m looking for and gives me options. Great musician. No doubt I go on with John for my next production.

  37. Review by Gil B.
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    Incredible talent. I love style and groove playing of John. I work with him for several songs and want to go on. He is very human too.

  38. Review by Gil B.
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    great sound and groove.. very talented bass player who give me exactly tracks I was expected. I want to work again with John.

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

  40. 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.

  41. 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!

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

  43. 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!

  44. 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!

  45. 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.

  46. 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!

  47. 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!

  48. 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.

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

  50. 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!

  51. 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!

  52. 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!

  53. Review by Barry
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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!!

  54. 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.

  55. 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!

  56. 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!

  57. 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!!

  58. 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!

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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!

  63. 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
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Gear Highlights
  • Vintage basses (Fender
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  • Hofner
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  • Some great modern ones (Sadowsky
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  • a beautiful sounding 100+ year old upright. Synth bass.
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