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

The Trey Anastasio Band Winter Tour is in progress! Two nights at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY, then the rest of January in warm

cities stretching from San Diego to New Orleans! The shows are mostly sold out, but give it a try anyway! The band has never been better! Check

my Concerts Page for details.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Richard James' Krewe Orleans Mardi Gras Experience will be doing ONE AND ONLY ONE show this season at The Porch

in Medford, Massachusetts on Saturday, February 22. If you can't make it to Mardi Gras, we'll bring Mardi Gras to you!

 

I hope you've gotten 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.

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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