John Ferrara (Consider the Source) Workshop
Called "A tried and true nerd of the low end that translates the mystery of chops into a musical and improvisational environment", John's style blends deep grooves, drum'n'bass rhythms, contrapuntal tapping, dense chords and classical Indian percussion, with shades of avant guard experimentation and thundering metal. Using a plethora of thumbing and slapping techniques, inspired as much by drummers and pianists as by other bassists, John's interlocking layers of rhythm and melody are integral to Consider the Source's colossal sound. With an equal focus on rigid composition and wide open improvisation, John's fluid, unorthodox playing serves the music while pushing it's boundaries.
Ferrara has studied with South Indian Kanjira master Ganesh Kumar and has shared the stage with Victor Wooten, Otiel Burbridge, George Porter JR, The Crimson Projekt, The Disco Biscuits, members of Humphrey's McGee, as well as countless other bands in the Progressive rock, Jazz fusion and Jam scenes. He constantly tours all of the U.S. and has performed in many countries including Germany, Turkey, Israel and India.
He proudly endorses Fodera guitars, Hartke amplifiers, Kala Ubass, Slapstick by Slaperoo Percussion, Pigtronix pedals and Gator cases and has been featured in several Bass magazines and other publications. For more info follow the links below.