John Garnache was born in the Bronx, N.Y and at 12 years old moved to Los Angeles. At 14, he began playing bass and reading charts with his jazz saxophonist father.
At 18, he began studying Upright and Electric bass with Ray Brown, Carol Kaye, Nathaniel Gangursky, Peter Mercurio, and Herb Mickman. John developed a passion for Classical Music and by 23 he was playing upright bass in studios and orchestras throughout Los Angeles and also played with The Honolulu Symphony. After a decade, he rekindled his love for the electric bass and played live, or in the studio, with greats like Ry Cooder, Bob Dylan, Clarence Clemons, The Righteous Brothers, Jefferson Starship, Eddie Money, Lita Ford, Big Joe Turner, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Little Anthony (without the Imperials), Tower of Power Members Mimi and Doc, Connie Stevens, Arthur Lee and Love, Leif Garrett, The Ventures, Spencer Davis, Southside Johnny, and more.
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