Bass player with a background in rock, reggae, and indie music.
Hi I’m Ed. I’ve played bass for about 15 years. I’ve played rock, reggae, country, pop, christian and indie music. I look forward to helping your project come alive and go to the next level.
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Interview with Ed Lara
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Songs I’m writing.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It depends, analog has a depth and warmth to its tonal quality, but it is much more convenient to record, edit, and produce digitally.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be honest with you and do the work you ask me to, to make sure their expectations are met.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Bass is basically the same as guitar.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I’m going to do what I say I’ll do. I’m honest and work hard to serve anyone I work for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Bass, amp, acoustic guitar, laptop and interface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been in and out of bands. New to session work. Hoping to to help artist make great work.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Rock/blues influence focused on not just locking in with the drummer, but using melodic playing to complement the main melody.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock and Christian music (it is Nashville after all.)
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Coming up with arrangements on bass to help the song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy and passion in my performance, serving the song (I’m a songwriter too,) great tone in my bass.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to song a few times, then jam out the part, then track.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Simple PreSonus studio one DAW.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Flea, John Paul Jones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Tweedy.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Bass arrangement and performance.