Avionica/Chris Higbee bassist talks about coming of age in Bolivia’s hungry music scene
Exclusive video interview with FBPO’s Jon Liebman
October 1, 2018
By David Sands
Ramiro Vásquez plays bass with the celebrated Bolivian pop/rock band Avionica. A mainstay on Latin American radio, the group won two Bolivian Maya prizes in 2017 and was nominated for HTV’s Heat Latin Music Awards in 2016. He also currently performs with country music artist Chris Higbee. Beyond those two high-profile acts, Vásquez has also worked as a session player and collaborated with the Bolivian urban music ensemble Quimbando, the St. Louis hip-hop group LP Outsiders and the Illinois-based alt-rock band For All The Drifters.
FBPO’s Jon Liebman caught up with the Bolivian-born bassist in Nashville, Tennessee during this year’s Summer NAMM show. Their discussion covers Vásquez’ jump from cello to bass, how he came to play with Avionica and reflections on his musical journey.
Watch our interview with Ramiro!