Howard Rabach
All about groove.

Arlington, VA (4.5 miles away)

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Instrument(s):

  • 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:

HR Bassman
http://www.hrbassman.com
This is my online home for my bass session work.

Washington Area Music Association
http://www.wamadc.com
Long-time supporter and member.

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

Machine Room Studio
http://www.machineroomstudio.com
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.

American Federation of Musicians
http://www.afm.org
Member of DC Local 161-710.

Fat Chance
http://www.fatchanceband.com
Covers band (modern & classic rock); public events, private, and corporate parties.

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

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".

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