So, Do Any “Real” Musicians Play a uBass?

Actually, quite a few.

In addition to Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), whom we wrote about in a previous post, there are a bunch of others.

Kala uBass endorsees include: Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), Reggie McBride (Aretha Franklin, James Brown), Jim Mayer (Jimmy Buffett), Mark “Kevin” Grantt (Brad Paisley), Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi), Dave Pomeroy (Elton John, EmmyLou Harris), Marco Panascia (Kenny Barron), Larry Paxton (Dolly Parton), Matt Grundy (Donavon Frankenreiter), Nathan Aweau, Stephen Jones (Kenny Loggins), Troy Lancaster (Taylor Swift) and Miko Espanol.

And if that wasn’t enough, Raul Malo (formerly with The Mavericks) has been known to whip out his uBass in concert and play a tune or two.

There are probably more than these, but we can’t list them all here.