It seemed only fitting that today, the last day of the State Lines Tour (tears) we spotlight the guys that have been helping Matt rock venues across the country and entertaining us via twitter. We are really gonna miss “The Shady Bunch!”
AARON BISHOP – Bass Guitar
credit:Jason Tang Photography
“I started playing bass in 8th grade….was a band geek in the high school Jazz Band and started to take music seriously then. My high school band (which Bob Matthews was in) started gigging frequently around Orange County, CA. Opening for major touring acts and actually making money doing what we loved….it was then I knew I would do this as a career. I started playing with a guy named Tyrone Wells during my last year of college and have been with him for over 5 years now. Since I became a musician professionally I’ve played in every situation imaginable…outside in 15 degree Colorado weather playing bass for Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, learning 12 songs in 12 hours for a last minute gig with Keaton Simons, church gigs, bar gigs, playing to 10 people in a mexican restaurant to playing for 3,000 people in an amphitheater. I will continue to do this as long as life allows it. It is an amazing job and I love every minute of it!!”
Aaron’s resume includes performing and recording with Kate Voegle, Jay Nash, Jason Reeves and many many others.