44: Covering All the Basses – Victor Wooten, Jason Heath, Aalics Bronson and Mark Asquith

Welcome to the MusicPreneur.Com Podcast!

Here's today's itinerary:

[1:25] The Maestro's Podium: "Get out of Music If You Can"

[8:01] Jason Heath, Contrabass Conversations

[19:58] Aalics Bronson, Jean Marx Express

[38:19] Mark Asquith, Excellence Expected

[1:06:26] Victor Wooten


About the guests

jason heathJason Heath is the host of Contrabass Conversations, a podcast devoted to exploring music and ideas associated with the double bass.

His blog and podcast are highly regarded in the music world and have been featured as top offerings in the world of arts and culture for the past decade. He is the author of Winning the Audition and Road Warrior Without an Expense Account.


Hi, I'm Mark Asquith. In 2005 I decided that I no longer wanted to work the 9 to 5 for people with whom I had little in common.

So I quit.

Since then I've developed from freelancer to multiple business owner, having worked with the UK’s Ministry of Defence, the NHS and some of the UK’s biggest corporations.

I created my first business, HACKSAW™ and ran myself into a burn out shortly after. That experience opened my eyes and made me realise that with a few simple changes, concise guidance and transparent straight talking, the first years in business don't have to lead to that.

And so, I created Excellence Expected to help other people through those arduous first years in business. And I love doing it.

I'm here to help. The more you expect from yourself, the more you will excel.

aalicsNew York City has given birth to outstanding and creative individuals in the music industry. The Jean Marx Express is just that, Outstanding Gifted and creatively musical. Coming together in 2010 after taking a short hiatus from other projects, The Jean Marx Express or JME as some will name for short, needed to play together like a baby needs its mother.

Say the name a few times and remember this rock trio, cause when they get started on stage, jaws begin to drop and they artfully win you over with their hard grooving super-energetic show.


Who is Victor Lemonte Wooten?

"Who am I? Now, that's a good question."

Victor Lemonte Wooten is a unique human being. Born the youngest of five boys, he began learning to play music at the tender age of two. He started performing in nightclubs and theaters as the bassist with the family band at age five, and at age six, was on tour with his brothers opening shows for legendary soul artist Curtis Mayfield. Soon after, he was affectionately known as the 8-year-old Bass Ace, and before graduating high school, he and his brothers had shared the stage with artists such as Stephanie Mills, War, Ramsey Lewis, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Dexter Wansel, and The Temptations. But, this only begins to tell the tale of this Tennessee titan.

Wooten, now a five-time Grammy winner, hit the worldwide scene in 1990 as a founding member of the super-group Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Continuing to blaze a musical trail with the band, Victor has also become widely known for his own Grammy nominated solo recordings and tours.

Among other things, he is a loving husband and father of four, a skilled naturalist and teacher, a published author, a magician and acrobat, and has won every major award given to a bass guitarist including being voted Bassist of the Year in Bass Player Magazine's readers poll three times (the only person to win it more than once.) In 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine voted Victor one of the Top Ten Bassist of ALL TIME.

About the author, James Newcomb

I'm a full time MusicPreneur. Every now and then I play music. Send me an email at!

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