TONY MARKELLIS

• BASSIST

• WRITER

• PRODUCER

• GOURMAND

• ILLUSTRATOR

• GRAPHIC ARTIST

• STUDENT OF LANGUAGES

• TIRELESS AMATEUR GRAMMARIAN

 

 

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“The best *#@%! bass player in the world.” – Bonnie Raitt    

 

“... the deepest-grooving bass player on the planet.” “... The Meaning of Life.” – Trey Anastasio

 

“That’s a BIG pocket.” – Carlos Santana

 

“The real deal, Neil.” – Paul Butterfield

 

“The Supreme Buddha of the Bass.” – Greg Haymes, Albany Times Union

 

"... one of the greatest bass players there is." – Melvin Seals

“He’s the rock!” “I’d put my last dollar on him!” – Big Joe Burrell

 

“Russ [Lawton] and Tony are the Yodas of Groove.” – Trey Anastasio, Rolling Stone Magazine

I hope you get a chance to listen to and watch the August 23, 2019 performance of the Trey Anastasio Band at the Lockn' Festival with special guests Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi.

 

Be looking for some Krewe Orleans dates around New England in February 2020. If you can't get to Mardi Gras, we'll bring Mardi Gras to you!

Make sure to check out the newest releases by two of my favorite songwriters, both of whom I've had the pleasure of working with for most of my adult life. Family Recipe is the latest from Michael Jerling, whose already great songwriting continues to mature and deepen. Also hot off the presses is My Town from Bob Warren. Many of Bob's new songs are a loving tribute to the small town he calls home. Along with the rest of their extensive catalogs, Family Recipe and My Town are available from the Fool's Hill Music website

When I'm not on the road, I will be playing more or less alternating Fridays at the Mouzon House in Saratoga Springs, NY with some of my favorite musicians. Past guests have included Jo Henley, Sam Whedon, Hugh Pool, Bob Warren, Michael Jerling, Nick Piccininni & Jay Barady, Jeanne O'Connor and Kevin Maul. Check my "Concerts" page for upcoming dates. If you're in town, come on out and join us in the enclosed and heated patio bar!

Thanks to Dan Webb for organizing the Jerry Jam Festival in Bath, NH every year since Jerry Garcia's passing. It's an ongoing  tribute and memorial to the man himself. Thanks also to guitarist Zach Nugent of JGB for including me in the festival Super Jams every year since 2014, and giving me the opportunity to play with so many of the great musicians who are keeping Jerry's legacy alive.

I'm pleased to announce the release of a novel by my old friend Joe Fegan, The Devil's Room, for which I did the cover illustration. The cover can be seen on my Art Gallery page. "The subtly horrifying cover art—and I'm not easily horrified—grabbed my attention, and the first few pages held it, all the way to the end of the book." – Amazon.com

Please take a look at my Art Gallery page—I think you might be pleasantly surprised.

 

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