Ever since his earliest days playing for his church band as a youngster, Eric Smith has been committed to laying down the thickest and most stable groove possible. His rocksteady rhythm and penchant for the pocket propelled him past flashier players into work with major acts, from Shelia E to Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, and Lalah Hathaway. On this episode of the Bass Fred’s Podcast, "Pik Funk" breaks it down for host Josh Paul on how he got his start, and he provides some invaluable advice for bass players who want to turn their passion into a career.
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The Bass Freqs Podcast brings you the unique perspectives and insights of bass players—the backbone of every band. Hosted by lifelong recording and touring bass player Josh Paul (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Daughtry), each episode features in-depth discussions with some of the top bassists working today. Get the direct lowdown on how they got their start, how they approach their role as the driving force of a song, what gear they use, and what it takes to perform at the highest level.
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