|Jeff Stewart, Tom Lebenski, and Chris Ethridge|
|Randy Harrison, owner, Echo Lounge|
|Chris Ethridge, Jo Johnson, Jeff Stewart|
While Chris Ethridge, (Flying Burrito Brothers) ,took his place in the back, occasionally having a seat, he is no small member of the group. Chris has played bass live, or on albums, of the greatest of the greats; from the Rolling Stones, Linda Ronstadt, Gram Parsons, Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Johnny Rivers , Ry Cooder, The International Submarine Band, Judy Collins, Randy Newman, to name a few, and we are blessed here locally, with his talent.
It was Chris who taught me the difference a great bass player makes in a band. I heard a band he use to play with, without him one night, and could not believe it was the same band. The difference was amazing, no bass, no Chris, no oomph!