Video update on the Conan O’Brien gig, Rock Candy Funk Party and bass legend dad, Jymie Merritt!
Exclusive interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
March 3, 2014
Mike Merritt, son of jazz bass legend, Jymie Merritt, discovered the bass in his teens while tagging along on his father’s gigs. Having grown up in the Philadelphia area, Mike eventually moved to New York, where he began a long association with bluesman Johnny Clyde Copeland and later became an active member of the New York blues scene.
Through his association with Jimmy Vivino, Mike landed the gig as the house bassist for the Conan O’Brien show, a position he’s held since 1993.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with Michael at the 2014 NAMM Show.
Watch our interview with Mike!