Les Claypool

“Because nobody wanted to play bass, I was instantly in a band!” A prolific, dexterous, multi-faceted master of poly-rhythmic bass artistry which he plies on a variety of instruments by way of a variety of techniques which defy convention; he has additionally distinguished himself as a composer, producer, author, actor, wine maker, stage performer, session player, and recording artist – among other endeavors.  

Leader of the iconic funk –punk – progressive – experimental ensemble Primus, Leslie Edward Claypool is a genre unto his own. His collaborations span Metallica, Tom Waits, Adrian Belew, and Hank Williams III to cite a “conservative” few.