Studio to stage and back again
If your resume indicates that you have worked with artists like Alanis Morissette, Slash, Shakira, Celine Dion and Jane’s Addiction – you are completely off the charts on the diversity scale!
For bassist Chris Chaney, being well-rounded is paramount to success as a musician. In 2013 alone he has appeared on albums from Cher, Josh Groban, Tegan & Sara, Joe Satriani and the raucous Live in NYC from his full-time gig with Jane’s Addiction.
“I sort of pride myself in being diverse. Being adaptable is one of the keys to staying busy and working in this crazy music industry! In every genre of music there is greatness, so you have to do your history and dig into those styles and be prepared. I’ve barely scratched the surface on what’s out there but I’m a ‘lifer’ here - you can’t fill my head with enough!”
We caught up with Chris this past summer at Jane’s Addictions’ tour stop in Indianapolis to talk about the gear he brings to sessions, working on film dates and the value of reading music.
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