you never get to the end of the “to do list”. it seems like the more you do…the more there is to do. i play the bass and a few other stringed instruments…paint pictures….write songs and like to investigate how things work in general. i can’t pass up a biography either…and definitely not an autobiography. the band i’ve been in for a long time keeps me fairly busy but when i get loose…i get busy all over again. i’d probably try fixing my own car if it didn’t take so long to heal up afterwards.
Rowland Salley is a bass-player. He writes songs and also paints pictures. As a bass player, he has played or recorded with Bobby Gentry, the Traum Brothers, Ian and Sylvia, Joan Baez, John Prine, Shawn Colvin, Lucinda Williams, Maria Muldaur and others. He has been bassist with Chris Isaak & Silvertone since 1985. His songs have been recorded by various artists. His song “Killing the Blues” has been recorded by John Prine (Pink Cadillac and Anthology), and by Shawn Colvin (Cover Girl). One more recent cover of the song appears on the October, 2007 Rounder release, “Raising Sand”, a duet record by Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin, and Alison Krauss of Union Station. Their version of the song won a Grammy that year. This song also appears on Salley’s solo record “Killing the Blues”. His watercolor paintings have been displayed in the San Francisco Presidio, San Francisco, and a selection of them are reproduced for sale as postcards in the San Francisco area.