virtuoso of acoustic
upright double bass, Whiton slaps, bows, maneuvers, and manipulates his
instrument with orchestral precision and street-corner desperation."
-Silke Tudor, SF Weekly
photo by Cody Molica
I exclusively perform using the Yamaha SVB-200 Silent Bass, D'Addario Strings and
Gallien Kruger Amplification and Speaker Systems.
I'm pleased to announce that the new Tom Waits album Bad As Me (according to metacritic.com) is the best-reviewed release of 2011...
...and I am fortunate enough to have my bass notes grace
seven of the sixteen tracks...
I am, however, more than willing to lend credence to the possibility that Mr. Waits, Ms. Brennan, Keith Richards, Charlie Musselwhite, David Hidalgo, Augie Meyers, Les Claypool and Flea (along
with a sundry cast of characters too numerous to mention) might
have helped to sweeten the reviewers' pallettes.
I also put some of my bass notes on Eric
on Fire, featuring Dave Schools and Paulo
Baldi, among many others.
New Clips posted: I have
been asked a few times to post some previews of my upcoming solo release while I finish the recording: it is plucked bass
looped with bowed bass overdubs... delicate and violent sounds with sparing vocals... all recorded in live, one-take sessions... it is....and will be...in the words of one of my favorite spoken word artists and critics... "beautiful, unexpected and mesmerizing."