Tony Black

Bassist

Bio

Tony Black is currently on tour as a member of the Marshall Tucker Band.He started playing bass while in Jr. High school, when several friends got together to form a punk rock band. He later joined up with So. Cal hardcore punk heroes, Stalag 13 and Dr. Know, for regional and national touring.After experimenting with several post punk groups, Tony found himself in San Francisco, playing bass for avant guard shred guitarist Buckethead and his band, whom toured under the wing of several well known bands such as Primus, Mr. Bungle and System of a Down. Later to gain the skills necessary for session work in the LA studio scene, Tony enrolled in the Los Angeles Music Academy, to become a better sight reader, and explore different styles of music. It was during this time in Southern California when Tony was able to perform alongside legendary Jazz artists Flora Purim and Airto Moriera.For a change Tony led Outward Bound courses with at risk and adjudicated youth in Florida. A rewarding experience which ultimately led him to relocate to his current home in Asheville NC.While in Asheville Tony has been blessed to play with creative musicians of all styles, direct a youth rock band program, teach private bass instruction, and perform with legendary southern rock and soul artists such as the incredible Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie), Chris Hicks (Marshall Tucker), Robert Nix (Atlanta Rhythm Section), and of course Bob Burns, and Artimus Pyle

Contact

(828) 318-4277