CHRIS DONOHUE

BASSIST

COMPOSER

PRODUCER

ARTISTS

EMMYLOU HARRIS

TOM JONES

COLLECTIVE SOUL

LEE ANN WOMACK

PETE SEEGER

INDIGO GIRLS

ROBERT PLANT

RITA WILSON

ARLO GUTHRIE

SIXPENCE

SOLOMON BURKE

KRISTIN CHENOWETH

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT

IRIS DEMENT

ELVIS COSTELLO

SHAWN COLVIN

LYLE LOVETT

AMY GRANT

VINCE GILL

T.S. MONK

PATTY GRIFFIN

STEVE MARTIN

ALLISON KRAUSS

LYLE LOVETT

BEN RECTOR

MAREN MORRIS

DONOVAN

JOE FRAZIER

GILLIAN WELCH

OVER THE RHINE

DAVE MATTHEWS

LAUREN DAIGLE

LEO KOTTKE

THE MCGARRIGLES

LARRY CARLTON

MARTHA WAINWRIGHT

BRIAN BLADE

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY

LARRY CARLTON

JARS OF CLAY

ABOUT

I'm a Nashville-based session bassist, producer, composer, music supervisor, and platinum-selling songwriter.

My bass performances and/or original music have been heard on various film and television projects for clients including the ABC, USA, and EPIX HD networks, JWT New York, iV Music Group Nashville, Burger King, Opel, Scholastic/Weston Woods, Vodafone UK, Mattel, Nestea, O’Charley’s, Clausthaler, and General Motors. I have written numerous cue projects for Bigger Story Music and License Lab.

I've been a recurring Guest Artist of Lincoln Center's Meet-The-Artist Series, serving as Musical Director for The Sleight-Of-Hand Band, the support ensemble for illusionist Mario Marchese aka Mario The Magician. I'm also the producer and co-creator of Coal Train Railroad, a family-themed jazz ensemble that made its Lincoln Center debut at The David Rubenstein Atrium in February 2011.

My production projects include albums for the Haitian folksinger Beken, UK recording artist Danni Nicholls, and Brooklyn-based Pete Lanctot & The Stray Dogs. Some of my other notable album production projects include Changing Horses (UK), The August (Nashville), and Amazon River Kids (recorded on location in northern Brazil).

GALLERY

GEAR

I use Fender, Gibson/Epiphone (endorsed), Lakland, Offbeat, Ernie Ball/MusicMan, and Univox electric basses, the KALA U-Bass (endorsed), a Boulder Creek acoustic bass, a late 19th century Tyrolean contrabass in the studio, and in performance the Eminence Bass (endorsed) made by G. Edwards Lutherie of Minneapolis, MN. I use Phil Jones Bass (endorsed) and Aguilar amplification, Daddario Strings (endorsed), and preamps by Great River, Avalon and Useful Arts, and recording software by Avid.

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