Nashville session player tells FBPO his story, including the twelve years he spent as Johnny Cash’s last bass player
Originally from Hawaii, Dave Roe relocated to Nashville in the early ‘80s, where he became a much in-demand bassist. Perhaps best known for his long tenure as Johnny Cash’s last bassist, a position he held from 1992 till Cash’s death in 2004, Roe has also performed and/or recorded with Dwight Yoakam, Jerry Reed, Charlie Louvin, Mel Tillis, Chet Atkins, Dottie West, Vern Gosdin, Kathy Mattea, Vince Gill, Duane Eddy, Faith Hill, Lee Roy Parnell, Malcolm Holcomb, Rick Vito, Rosie Flores, Billy Burnett, Gary Nicholson, Colin Linden, Whitey Johnson and many others. FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Dave at the 2014 summer NAMM show in Nashville.
Watch our interview with Dave!