Luis Espaillat is an accomplished bass player and a graduate of the infamous Berklee College Of Music. He has done work in movies and television, as well as video games and commercials. Luis has also done studio recordings on a number of hits in almost every genre of music, including a #1 song. He has been on stage with some of the world’s top artists, from country stars like Lee Greenwood, Trace Adkins, and Jo Dee Messina, to rockers like Tony Harnell, Tantric, and Tom Keifer.
In this interview, Luis discusses everything from his family life to his most challenging assignment. Along the way he shares his thoughts on the bass player “pick or no pick” and “4-string or 5-string” controversies.
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Hello everyone! My name is Scott Itter, but some know me as Dr. Music. I am a music journalist and photographer out of the Chicagoland area, and I have been in practice for over 20 years. I grew up in the 70’s with two big brothers that showed me all kinds of rock and roll. As I grew older I ventured out into different genres like jazz, funk, folk, and whatever else I could wrap my ears around. As I read every liner note and every Circus and Hit Parader like they were the Old and New Testament, I came to realize that I just love sound and appreciate all the people that create it.
I later became a stay-at-home dad and started honing my writing and photography skills to keep my mind from turning into mashed peas. My kids are now adults, my mind is only slightly mushy, and I am thrilled to have the honor of presenting my work to you!