Top 5 MOST IMPORTANT Items Needed For a Touring Bassist + more
Hi everyone! It’s me, Chris the bassist! ------------->
This is my first blog entry...well, ever. …… I just got home from spending three weeks touring the Midwest and more with a show called Shades of Bublé. It was a very positive experience overall, and I thought I would share what I deem the “Top 5 Most Important Items Needed For a Touring Bassist”. Cool? Cool, here we go!
Top 5 MOST IMPORTANT Items Needed For a Touring Bassist.
by Chris Agar
5) A copy of the book “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” by Shunryū Suzuki
Reason? You’re gonna need to get your “zen” on when the flight attendant at the “puddle-jumper” plane insists on putting your soulmate underneath with the rest of the luggage… (soulmate = bass)
4) An aux cable (⅛”).
Reason? If you’re touring via highways, and you have to listen to local radio stations in the Dust Bowl, you will only hear static.
3) Hiking boots or shoes-you-don’t-care-about
Reason? If you’ve been stuck in a bus/van for nearly 9 hours straight, you should probably find the nearest natural landmark and explore! (also, see item #5)
2) Laundry detergent
Reason? You will become best friends with literally EVERYONE on the tour
and the number 1 MOST IMPORTANT item needed for a touring bass player is.....
1) A bottle opener key chain and a photo ID.
I am so very grateful and fortunate to be doing what I love for a living, truly. And I can’t wait to film future journeys with DDWhite! Please enjoy this short video I made documenting my travels in more detail.
Peace and love,
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