Some are for show, and some are for go!

Published by Bill Graham · May 19, 2018

Some are for show, and some are for go! This ¾ scale blonde Kay bass, from the early ‘40’s, is definitely for go – it belongs to slap-bass player and songwriter Mark W. Winchester, a western North Carolina native who makes Nashville his home.

Music video by The Brian Setzer Orchestra performing Jump Jive An' Wail. (C) 1999 Interscope Records

It’s the self-same bass he played on Brian Setzer Orchestra’s “Jump, Jive and Wail”, and throughout his time with Setzer’s Orchestra, Emmylou Harris’ Nash Ramblers and the Planet Rockers.

Winchester, who has written songs covered by Randy Travis, Balsam Range, Carlene Carter and Setzer, among others, has released two albums recently: “flannery’s prayers”, a nine song collection of edge-folk, Americana spirituals derived from A Prayer Journal, by Flannery O’Conner, and “Sizzle went the VCR” , by the band of the same name, for which he produced, sang and played bass.


New single "Voodoo Woman" from The Planet Rockers.
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