Alison Prestwood

Top-Notch Session Bass Player

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Alison Prestwood – 4-time nominee for ACM Bass Player of the Year (Academy of Country Music Awards) - Experienced in any style you could possibly throw my way. I've played on records and on live gigs for many years. Top of the line recording gear and all the basses you could want. I'm currently the touring bass player for Peter Frampton.

Well-established bass player (according to the musicians’ union, she has played on over 13,500 songs in the Nashville studios). She played on all tracks on George Benson’s 2019 album, “Walking to New Orleans” and played on Blake Shelton’s first three albums, including the #1 songs “Austin” and “The Baby” and the huge hit “Ol’ Red.” Played on countless other albums by artists Trace Adkins, Josh Thompson, Needtobreathe, Elizabeth Cook, Ronnie Milsap, Rodney Crowell, Jessica Simpson, Jim Lauderdale, Buddy Miller, Julie Miller, Olivia Newton-John, Faith Hill, Marty Stuart, Kim Carnes, Faith Hill, Brooks and Dunn, Cletis T. Judd, Felix Cavliere & Steve Cropper, David Ball, Allison Moorer, Robbie Fulks, Ray Stevens, Don McLean, Chris LeDoux, B.J. Thomas, Jeffrey Steele, Ty Herndon, and Cliff Richard, etc. She is currently touring with Peter Frampton. She has also toured with Shawn Colvin, Patty Loveless, Olivia Newton-John, Rodney Crowell, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, and Joe Bonamassa.

All styles! Great with fingers or pick. Electric solid body and hollow body basses. Very good music reader, too. She has a B.A. degree in Music Theory and Arranging. Alison will provide a killer direct and amp tracks for your song!

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Alison Prestwood
  • Steve Louw
  • Jamie O'Neal
  • George Benson
  • Needtobreathe
  • Chris Chickering
  • Cliff Richard
  • Cliff Richard
  • LoCash
  • Blake Shelton
  • Eric Paslay
  • Sunny Sweeney
  • Frankie Ballard
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Susan Greenbaum
  • Frankie Ballard
  • Rodney Crowell
  • Mark Wills
  • Matraca Berg
  • Mason Douglas
  • Sarah Buxton
  • James Otto
  • Josh Thompson
  • Colin Hay
  • Faith Hill
  • Melanie Denard
  • Ray Stevens
  • The Road Hammers
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Brian Vander Ark
  • The Road Hammers
  • Natasha Borzilova
  • Mark Selby
  • Crabb Revival
  • Crabb Revival
  • Crabb Revival
  • Kate Campbell
  • Kate Campbell
  • Catie Curtis
  • Catie Curtis
  • Catie Curtis
  • Cliff Richard
  • Cliff Richard
  • Laura Bryna
  • Laura Bryna
  • Laura Bryna
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  • Laura Bryna
  • Elizabeth Cook
  • NJN
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Ford Turrell
  • Keni Thomas
  • Keni Thomas
  • April Taylor
  • The Way Goners
  • Deon Taylor
  • Danni Leigh
  • Blake Shelton
  • Ty Herndon
  • Paul Brandt
  • Jason Michael Carroll
  • Jason Michael Carroll
  • Jason Michael Carroll
  • Mike Gouchie
  • Mike Gouchie
  • Mike Gouchie
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Danielle Peck
  • David St. Romain
  • Jeffrey Steele
  • Jeffrey Steele
  • Kristen Cothron
  • Matt Stillwell
  • Fanny Grace
  • Scott Markley
  • Maria Matto
  • Maria Matto
  • Maria Matto
  • Jordan Chassan
  • Keni Thomas
  • Robbie Fulks
  • Robbie Fulks
  • Tobias Rene
  • Rene Tobias
  • Tobias Rene
  • Rene Tobias
  • John David Webster
  • Roxie Dean
  • Angela Motter
  • Dean Miller
  • Dean Miller
  • Dean Miller
  • Cliff Richard
  • The Woodys
  • Cliff Richard
  • Cliff Richard
  • Reynolds Robinson
  • Elizabeth Cook
  • Elizabeth Cook
  • Elizabeth Cook
  • Aubrey Collins
  • Artie Traum
  • Artie Traum
  • Artie Traum
  • Blake Shelton
  • Blake Shelton
  • Blake Shelton
  • Kim Carnes
  • Allison Paige
  • Allison Paige
  • Allison Paige
  • David Ball
  • J.D. Myers
  • Brittany Wells
  • Andrew Copeland
  • Andrew Copeland
  • Andrew Copeland
  • Terry Burns
  • Terry Burns
  • Buddy Miller
  • Buddy Miller
  • Buddy Miller
  • Buddy Miller
  • Kim Parent
  • Trace Adkins
  • Marty Stuart
  • Mark Selby
  • Dusty Drake
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Kate Markowitz
  • Kate Markowitz
  • Kate Markowitz
  • Rose Falcon
  • Blake Shelton
  • Blake Shelton
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Gabbie Nolen
  • Chris LeDoux
  • Cledus T. Judd
  • Rebecca Lynn Howard
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Ty Herndon
  • Blake Shelton
  • Blake Shelton
  • Trace Adkins
  • The Martins
  • Reigning Mercy
  • Jon Goodwin
  • Charlie Major
  • Jeff Foxworthy
  • Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson
  • Cledus T. Judd
  • Tracy Dawn
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • Idle Jets
  • Julie Miller
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Bill Engvall
  • Artie Traum
  • Richard Smallwood
  • Jim Lauderdale
  • David Ball
  • Tammy Rogers
  • Tammy Rogers
  • Terry Winchell
  • Karen Staley
  • Karen Staley
  • Miranda Jackson
  • Chris LeDoux
  • Kieran Kane
  • Kieran Kane
  • Tom Grose
  • Julie Miller
  • Julie Miller
  • B.J. Thomas
  • The Dead Reckoners
  • The Dead Reckoners
  • Caryl Mack Parker
  • Tammy Rogers
  • Tammy Rogers
  • Tammy Rogers
  • Paul Gilreath
  • Paul Gilreath
  • Rodney Crowell
  • The Imperials
  • Ronnie Milsap
  • Ronnie Milsap
  • The Richard Smallwood Singers
  • Richard Smallwood
  • Korona
  • Mark Selby
  • Mark Selby
  • Cal Scott
  • Cal Scott
  • Tim McGraw
  • The Higgins
  • Tim McGraw
  • Jackie Arredondo
  • Katye Hamlin
  • Alison Prestwood
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  • Orbo
  • The Shoe Birds
  • Frankie Ballard
  • Blake Shelton
  • Blake Shelton
  • The Thrill Building
  • Camille Harrison
  • Babbie Mason
  • Babbie Mason
  • Babbie Mason

5 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by P B Anderson
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    Alison is absolutely brilliant to work with! The recordings I got from her were perfect. She is great to communicate with and is she is highly reliable. Thank you Alison!

  2. Review by William H.
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    Alison does it again! Tight and perfect with punchy, full beautiful tone. Professional and pleasant to work with. Most of all, VERY talented! She knows exactly what to play. Thank you, Alison!

  3. Review by William H.
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    Another amazing performance! If you're looking for a bassist, look no further!

  4. Review by William H.
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    Alison is a top-shelf talented bassist and a pleasure to work with.
    Very fast turnaround and a spot-on interpretation of my song.
    I'm looking forward to working with her again in the near future!

  5. Review by P B Anderson
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    Alison is a top-class musician. Highly skilled, efficient, knowledgeable and great to work with. The recordings I got from her were performed to an exceptional standard, recorded to a high quality and the melody/arrangement really enhanced the songs. I highly recommend her!

Interview with Alison Prestwood

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

  2. A: Tone (!!!), vast experience and musical knowledge, the right bass and gear, a deep pocket, and a good and caring attitude. I'm good with fingers or a pick--either feels like home.

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

  4. A: I listen to the song, determine what bass would be best (I have virtually every kind), write a chart, open a ProTools session, and away we go.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: I use a splitter so one signal is direct and the other uses an amp. My direct signal goes through a pedal board (used as necessary) to an Acme Motown MTP-66 preamp (these are incredible!) through an actual outboard Tube Tech compressor (the big blue one.) My amp signal goes from the bass to a 1960's Ampeg B-15 and is mic'd using an MXL 900. An outboard Little Labs phase alignment box is used to align the phase. Those signals go through a Universal Audio Apollo interface to ProTools 12.7 in my MacBook Pro M3.

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

  8. A: I overdub electric bass on a wide range of styles. Please check out my allmusic.com page (https://www.allmusic.com/artist/alison-prestwood-mn0000011420) to verify the extent of my experience in recording.

Terms Of Service

I will provide a direct track and matching amplifier track. I will revise the direct and amp tracks once according to your direction. Please provide the tempo and any other helpful information.

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