Bassred Jon Wolske

Las Vegas Nevada   United States of America
Member since June 9, 2009

Collaborations: 2   Joined: 20   Tracks: 64



Born and raised on music, I got my start at 16 after finally learning to listen to and appreciate what the bass can do. Played in a couple of riff-oriented garage-rock bands in my younger days, moved along to Classic Rock and Blues cover bands. Played everything from Chicago blues with a mean harp player to modern female-fronted music like Jewel and Alanis. I used to play bass and sing in a Classic Rock band called Nasty Habits. Love the Stones/Allman/Rock vibe. I ventured into show tunes when duty called in my area. Played in 'Hello, Dolly!' , 'Godspell' and a number of show-tune reviews with the local community theatre group.

 With songwriting, my biggest influences are Dlebert McClinton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Eagles, etc... I like the country-rock style, with enough attitude to rock, but keeping it real and fun.


My bass playing is self-taght, not that that is really any indication. I know where all the notes are, and I like to find tasty ways to move between them. I like rock, funk, soul, pretty much anything!

Guitar-wise, I'm a rhythm guy, I like to take the 'What would Keith Richards DO' approach to making my parts suit the song the best they can.. I have been playing guitar more and more live and am bandleader in a fairly successful original project here in Vegas (Beau Hodges Band has opened for ZZ-Top, Matchbox 20, Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan)


 Here's the good stuff:

Fender Acoustasonic Tele

Epihone Les Paul Custom With Coil-split P/U option for single-coil goodness!

Fender AM. STD Strat w/Lollar pickups

Garrison g-50E acoustic electric guitar

Martin Shenendoah acoustic electric guitar

Gretsch Resonator

Schecter Stiletto Studio 5 string

Yamaha RBX260F Fretless 4 strin

Essex BG-205 5 string

Prima 3/4 upright bass with pickup

Fender Mandolin

CHeapo Banjo


Latest Collaborations Created See All

Let it flow

2 Files, 11yr+8mo ago
Bassred Bassred
Artwork Staff Pick

Where's my Jetpack

Chicago Blues
22 Files, 10yr+4mo ago
Bassred Bassred, DrumDude, ld57 + 3 more

Collaborations Joined See All

There is nothin 4 me here spin of FUNKY_HORNS _COOL_GROOVE

Avant-Garde Jazz
1 File, 1yr+9mo ago
guidaseag guidaseag, Bassred, MDK + 2 more

both arms around you

5 Files, 11yr+2mo ago
kingez kingez


Adult Alternative
25 Files, 9yr+2mo ago
Hot-Blood-Ed Hot-Blood-Ed, Bassred, DSoM + 3 more


Adult Alternative
29 Files, 10yr+9mo ago
_Drew_ _Drew_, Bassred, Emmanto + 1 more

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Bassred liked the collaboration Where's my Jetpack
4yr+10mo ago