Mark Rubin is the bassist for the The Bad Livers, and if you catch him when he's not touring, he's willing to negotiate a price, or even barter for lessons. His teaching emphasis is string bass, honing in on "archaic performance styles and approach." Beginners need not apply, and those accepted should pick up a video called "Slap Bass-The Ungentle Art" by RidgeRunner Video (RS-01).
Experience: Bassist/tubaist with Sugar Hill recording artists Bad Livers (bluegrass,
old-time country.) Sessions include Santiago Jimenez, Jr. (traditional Tex-Mex conjunto,) Steve James (acoustic blues and hokum,) Gary Primich (acoustic blues, swing and classic Chicago blues,) Wayne Hancock and Don Walser (classic hillbilly, western swing and hardcore C&W,) Peter Rowan (bluegrass,) Brian Marshall (traditional Polish polka,) as well as many others. Proficient on tuba and balalaika bass as well.
Wellman Braud (Ellington's Jungle band,) Ransom Knowling and Willie Dixon, Roy Huskey, Sr., Juan Viesca, Charlie Haden (for good attitude.)
Austin TX USA 78765-9227
-Bad Livers, Inc.
Bad Livers webpage (note listed below)
Rubinchik's Orkestyr :<http://www.nonpareil.net/rubinchik/>
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