John William Sterling
The number of bands I've been involved with and the number of wonderful musicians I've been honored to work with and learn from is so large, I quit counting long ago. In addition to a constant line of gigs for over 30 years, I have been involved with a number of recording projects, recording CDs with The Passing Strange (1992), Idle Hands (1993) The Incredible Johnsons (1995 - 97), The Deacons (2000), Switched at Birth (bass, 2009), Wildman (2005 - 2011) and Silver Lining (2013). 12 years working with The Chris Polk Band, in conjunction with Tom’s teaching, gave me an indispensable feel for blues, funk, soul and R&B improvisation that I would never trade.
Currently I can be seen performing with Full Mesh, a collection of extremely talented session players dedicated to playing fun, audience-favorite party cover music with great gusto, and Wildman and/or The Deacons, five musicologists and music teachers with finely honed improvisational skills burning up music from many eras and many different genres. And look for the next new project, Silver Lining with former Stax Records drummer Morgan Norris and an "A" list of bass players including legendary Maryland session player Jay Feldman from Wildman, John O'Conner from The Deacons, or from Full Mesh and The Seeger Brothers Band, Bill (The Coach) Seeger.
Rocking Horse - Cheyenne - Avalon Hawk - Citizen - The Jazz Masters - Dayz - Idle Hands - The Passing Strange - The Incredible Johnsons - Cindy Ashland and Country Thunder - Big Money Grip - The Deacons - The Chris Polk Band - Switched At Birth - WildMan - Anthology - Full Mesh - Silver Lining - The New Deacons