Howard Rabach
All about groove.

Arlington, VA (4.5 miles away)

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  • Electric Bass

    Primary instrument: Budding Virtuoso
    20+ yrs exp.; rock, classic soul/r&b, punk, roots/alt. country, funk, Klezmer. All about groove.

  • Acoustic Guitar

    Secondary instrument: Budding Expert
    30+ yrs. exp.; mostly rock, "alternative", roots/country.

  • Electric Guitar

    Secondary instrument: Budding Expert
    30+ yrs. exp.; rock, punk, classic soul/r&b, dance/funk, roots/alt. country. Rhythm 'n' fills.

  • Vocals

    Secondary instrument: Budding Expert
    Solid upper bass - low baritone, with some falsetto; solid backing vocals.



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About Howard:

Pro session bassist/Producer in DC Metro area; strong arranger. I'm an "adult" (according to CL ads, defined as a homeowner/married/kids/reliable transportation/pro equipment dutifully maintained, consistently on-time and well rehearsed, etc.). Play well in multiple styles, read charts. I eschew flashy acrobatics for staying in the pocket, creating a groove, and serving the song. Producer/Audio Engineer for Machine Room Studio in Arlington, VA.

Bands / Organizations:

Songwriter's Association of Washington
Member in good standing for many years. Heavily involved, volunteering, performance support, "house-bassist" for showcases and open-mics around the area.

Washington Area Music Association
Long-time supporter and member.

American Federation of Musicians
Member of DC Local 161-710.

The Grey A
Bassist and backing vocalist for the band, lead by local singer/songwriter Grey Jacks. Currently playing locally and preparing to tour this Fall.

HR Bassman
This is my online home for my bass session work.

Machine Room Studio
This is my recording studio; in addition to being a long-time session bassist, I am a certified audio engineer and producer. I work with many bands and solo musicians from around the DMV as well as around the country.

Fat Chance
Covers band (modern & classic rock); public events, private, and corporate parties.

Howard's Music:

"Dumb Fool" by The Grey A

This is a music video for the single "Dumb Fool" from The Grey A album release, "My Country". I play bass for The Grey A, and "act" in this video. A classic "film noir" style detective thriller with mistaken identities and a plot twist!

Interview & Performance; Pilot Waves

Interview and bass performance with spoken-word artist, Dan Rittenhouse.

Studio production samples

These are song samples from artists that I have produced at my own Machine Room Studio, or tracks for artists that I have mixed and mastered.

"Unusual As Usual" by The Grey A

Second single released from "My Country".

Howard’s Flashband Events (3):

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