Billy Talbot

He’s the player who certainly brings a basic approach to the bass.

As the anchor of Neil’s mighty Crazy Horse for nearly a half century, Billy Talbot mostly lays down those massive legato quarter notes which, as Mr. Young notes in Jim Jarmusch’s essential Year of the Horse (1997) documentary, is more about “sound” rather than articulation or rhythm.

Aside from his work with Neil, Talbot is also a fine singer, songwriter, guitarist, solo recording artist/bandleader (The Billy Talbot Band) and collaborator (Wolves, Nils Lofgrin).