Serve the song; you’ll never go wrong.
A highly trained, veteran musician, with more than 25 years of performance and studio experience, Howard is an in-demand bassist, deeply versed in many styles, including R&B/soul, rock, pop (including standards), klezmer, and Americana/roots music, among others. Additionally, he offers acoustic and electric guitar performance, percussion support, and strong bass-baritone vocals. Colleagues and clients, past and present, know him to be reliable, well-rehearsed, and flexible. He is currently endorsed by Gamma Custom Basses.
A certified audio engineer, Howard’s headquarters and home office, MACHINE ROOM STUDIO, is a full-service, yet intimate and comfortable audio production studio, located in a quiet Arlington, VA neighborhood.
“My goal is to serve your musical project through patience, understanding, and a shared vision of your success.”
I’ve been holding down the groove for lots of talented folks and lots of sessions and shows.
“As a musician, a producer, or arranger, my goal is to consistently provide what’s best for the song. Serve the song, and people will take notice, really listen, and deeply connect. And that’s exactly why I play music; it’s my job. When I do my job well, it’s like watching a film with such detailed and realistic scenery and costuming, that you focus on the story – you don’t really pay attention to the other elements because they are doing their jobs. When a bassist truly grooves, all you hear is the song.”
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