Episode 5 Paul Olguin: Life and Tales of a Session Player Bassist, Touring, For the Love of Music, Wisdom from a Teacher.
Sep 1st, 2019
Our guest this episode was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. He began playing trumpet at age 10, fell in love with the low tones of the tuba at 13, and switched to electric bass at 15.
He started gigging in clubs as a teenager in LA, toured with early rock and R&B bands, played in Hollywood Punk-Era clubs, and toured with a Latin folk band.
He’s toured with The Drifters, Richard Berry, and performed on bills with the likes of Albert King, Pete Seeger, Bonnie Raitt and Billy Idol. He is a hard-working session player, and has played on many artists’ albums, including a couple of Mazzy Star’s.
Our guest moved from LA to the Bay Area in 1991, and now resides in Sebastopol, California. He is the go-to bass player for many acts, and continues to be an active session player.
We are happy to welcome our guest, Paul Olguin to the podcast!