Doug Wimbish

Living Colour’s Doug Wimbish tells us about his efforts to support music education

Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
August 27, 2018

By David Sands

Living Colour bassist Doug Wimbish is a man for whom the word versatility is almost an afterthought. Early in his career, he played with the disco outfit Musique and worked with the Sugarhill Records’ house band backing artists like Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel and The Sugarhill Gang. From there, he  went on to form the industrial hip-hop group Tackhead with Sugarhill bandmates Skip McDonald and Keith LeBlanc. He joined Living Colour in 1992, replacing founding bassist Muzz Skillings. Beyond that, Wimbish has also collaborated with a wide range of rock, pop and hip-hop artists, including the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Annie Lennox, Mos Def, Depeche Mode and Joe Satriani. As for his solo work, he’s released two albums, 1999’s Trippy Notes for Bass and 2008’s CinemaSonics.

FBPO’s Jon Liebman spoke with Wimbish at this year’s Summer NAMM show in Nashville about upcoming projects and his WimBash music festival, which supports youth music education.

Doug’s equipment list includes the Kala U-Bass and Tech 21 Sans Amp.

Watch our interview with Doug!

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