Ed Lara

Rock/Pop Bassist

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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.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Ed Lara

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Songs I’m writing.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. 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.

  5. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  6. A: To be honest with you and do the work you ask me to, to make sure their expectations are met.

  7. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  8. A: Bass is basically the same as guitar.

  9. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  10. A: I’m going to do what I say I’ll do. I’m honest and work hard to serve anyone I work for.

  11. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  12. A: Bass, amp, acoustic guitar, laptop and interface.

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: I’ve been in and out of bands. New to session work. Hoping to to help artist make great work.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Rock/blues influence focused on not just locking in with the drummer, but using melodic playing to complement the main melody.

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: Rock and Christian music (it is Nashville after all.)

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Coming up with arrangements on bass to help the song.

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

  22. A: Energy and passion in my performance, serving the song (I’m a songwriter too,) great tone in my bass.

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

  24. A: Listen to song a few times, then jam out the part, then track.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: Simple PreSonus studio one DAW.

  27. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  28. A: Flea, John Paul Jones, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Tweedy.

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

  30. A: Bass arrangement and performance.

Terms Of Service

$25 per session. Typical turnaround time is two weeks. No additional cost.

Gear Highlights
  • Music Man Sterling 4 string bass. Fender Rumble Amp
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