Joe Dickey is an electric & upright bassist living in Nashville. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a music performance degree in jazz studies. Dickey has performed and recorded with artists including Jana Kramer, Ruthie Collins, Delfeayo Marsalis, Lee Konitz, Sons of Bill, and Celeste Buckingham, among others.

I will provide professional quality recorded bass tracks for your project from my home studio in Nashville, TN. My services include electric bass, upright bass (plucked and bowed), and synth bass. I deliver tracks as 24bit WAV files that are fully comped, edited, and ready to be imported into your audio project. One round of edits and revisions is included in my track price.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • My basses include a Fender Jazz (5-string)
  • a Fender Jaguar (P and J pickups)
  • a Harmony H-22 (hollowbody)
  • an 1890's fully carved French upright bass
  • and a Moog Minitaur.

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Joe Dickey

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar5 days agoby

    Joe was fast and a pro! See u next time!!!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_tom_dupree_iii_profile_photo_-_wide13 days agoby

    Working with Joe was such a breeze! He is a great player with good feel and a super nice guy on top of that. I will definitely be asking Joe to play on projects in the future!

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_andywood17 days agoby

    Joe was an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with. I would have no hesitations in recommending Joe to anyone looking for a bass player. He was able to match the exact feel that I was looking for in my project and delivered a perfect product on time and on budget. Very Professional.

  • Listing_thumb_img_867213 days agoby

    I've played with Joe multiple times and I can honestly say he is a true professional. He's creative, technically proficient, and can handle just about any style. Super knowledgeable and easy going - he's an all around great dude. You can't go wrong with him, and he WILL make your song better.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Joe is an excellent musician and a pleasure to work with. Very professional and very reliable. I highly recommend him for any live or studio work. Great dude!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    I've played various gigs with Joe and he is always prepared and can handle anything thrown at him! One of the great things about Joe is that he is well versed in just about any genre you want to work in and has the ability to play Synth bass very well! Highly recommend!!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    I've really enjoyed working with Joe. He's extremely versatile and brings a lot to whatever room he's in. One of the great qualities of him is how patient and determined he is at making decisions that help you arrive where you need to be musically or lyrically. You won't go wrong bringing him into whatever needs you have.

  • Listing_thumb_image13 months agoby

    Joe is a great musician and accomplished. He has a great personality that makes him easy to work with also. He is professional i every sense of the word and brings talent and creativity to the table.

  • Listing_thumb_img_23463 months agoby

    Great player, very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommended!!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Joe has been an incredible asset to my productions. He is extremely versitle, talented, and hard working. Often times, he is a band leader for many of the sessions I book with him and his knowledge of theory really give me a reliable set of ears. I recommend him to anyone! If he doesn't blow you away, I'll personally give you your money back.

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby

    Joe is a great musician and is accomplished in many styles and genres. I've played with him in several different groups and he always delivers a solid performance on bass and lifts the band with his great feel!

  • Listing_thumb_cactus3 months agoby

    Joe is a great bass player! I highly recommend using him if you want high quality bass tracks for a wide range of musical styles. Super easy to work with and quick turn around!

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Interview with Joe Dickey

What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To deliver a product that both of us can stand behind and be proud of.
What do you like most about your job?
Meeting new people and being exposed to new musical ideas.
What do you bring to a song?
My focus is to bring the right tone and part to a song. I always aim to use texture, dynamics, rhythm, and melody in my bass lines to best serve the song in a specific section and the song as a whole.