Jim Reece/ bass-vocals
Long recognized as one of the regions finest bassists, Jim Reece is proficient in any style of music he undertakes to perform. His strong Memphis music influences go back to the days of the legendary Sun Records era and spans early rock, country and rhythm & blues. An active part of the Memphis music scene during the early 1960’s while working with a number of noteworthy music pros including Roland Janes, Chips Moman, and southern guitar legend Travis Wommack, Jim’s music reflects the many influences that have inspired, entertained and motivated him over four decades.
During the British invasion of the early 1960’s Jim toured with Wommack across the country and internationally while backing up and performing on shows with many notable artists of the day including The Beach Boys, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, England’s Peter & Gordon and others.
His strongest influence on other musicians remains to be recognized by more than one generation of regional musicians that proudly give credit to Jim’s playing style as being inspirational to them in the development of their own careers.
Right at home on the concert or music festival stage, before an intimate nightclub audience or tucked away in a recording studio session doing what he does best: playing bass, Jim Reece is a glowing example of the richness of art, soul and passion that naturally flows from many of the native musicians from his neck of the woods.