Kevin McCormick

As I have noted with E Street Band bassist Gary Tallent and drummer Max Weinberg;  Dee Murray of the classic Elton John Band with Nigel Olsson on drums, and the classic Billy Joel Band with bassist Doug Stegmeyer and drummer Liberty DeVitto: what a difference a rhythm section makes! With Kevin McCormick in the bass chair, as well as serving as producer and co-composer – Melissa Etheridge emerged as a world class artist by way of her stunning self-titled 1988 debut, along with such acclaimed albums as Brave and Crazy (1989), Never Enough (1992) and her massively successful  Yes I Am (1993). Ever since Ms. Etheridge dispatched her original bassist /producer / co-writer – she relies on her early canon to sell tickets. Mr. McCormick is a groove master on the 4 and 5 string and plies harmonic extensions which fortify the soloists, singers, and their songs. McCormick’s resume is quite impressive, supporting such artists as Nils Lofgren , Jackson Browne, Robben Ford, John Mayall,  Keb’ Mo, Crosby Stills & Nash,   The Rides with Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and Barry Goldberg – among many others.  What a difference a rhythm section makes…