Brewers & Blues Against Hunger is pleased to announce Bassist John Marossy joins the fight against hunger is joining the jam to fight hunger on THURSDAY - JUNE 22, 2017, 8 PM - 11 PM at Westlake Brewing & Libations' tap room. All blues and musicians are encouraged to join us.
John Marossy still playing a four string Thrown out of his own garage while practicing Who songs at the age of 15 and playing through a bass rig so heavy it took two to lift into his friends Datsun 1300 pickup, John realized his passion was thunderous bass. Before conquering the garage band scene there were eight years of trombone, a dangerous instrument in confined spaces with little demand,
especially when wearing out the needles on the record player to the likes of Grand Funk, Deep Purple, and Cream. During his late teens he landed in a country band mentored by Billy Strange and while playing behind the chicken wire at the old Palomino Club in North Hollywood was exposed to the big time when he signed on as rehearsal bassist for Blackfoot as they prepared for a new album release. The next eighteen years were spent with some very close friends writing and playing their own music under the names Thataway and Loose Gravel and sharing the stage with Edgar Winter and Gilby Clarke kept the inspiration alive. Making it big was the objective, but after a failed record deal and the trials and tribulations of real life they disbanded. After wandering around for awhile John joined The Jaminators in 2002 and covered a multitude of styles including Motown, jazz, and blues based rock. In 2006 John signed on as bassist for Bella Donna, a nationally renowned Stevie Nicks tribute act and through that one-year relationship was introduced to the Sell-Outs in early 2007, playing classic rock of the 70’s and 80’s all over Southern California. Always on the lookout for a good time, he has worked on many musical projects and has enjoyed jamming with some great players, most notably Stewart Copeland of The Police. Focusing on local opportunities he started bringing the low end to TKZ in 2011 and continued to bounce in and out of local Ventura groups. In early 2017 the call to reunite with long time friend Scott Persico came in, no way to pass that up Let the games begin.
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