Dave LaRue is widely recognized as one of the best bassists ever to have walked this planet and graced a stage, given the range of genres and artists he has played with. His numerous collaborations include Dixie Dregs, Steve Morse Band and much recently, Flying Colors. One such collaboration that made LaRue a household name was that with Joe Satriani on the latter’s Super Colossal tour. With around 25 years of touring under his belt, LaRue serves as an inspiration for aspiring bassists and stands as a neutral symbol in the numerous debates among genre-specific divides.
Metal Wani correspondent and writer Vaishali Jain recently had the opportunity to interview Dave LaRue. Read the full interview below –
Greetings from Metal Wani team. How are you doing?
You play the Music Man Bass line of guitars. What made you start playing Music Man? Any memories you would like to share with us about the model ‘Music Man Bongo’?
In the span of your long career, you have toured with artists like Steve Morse, Joe Satriani and John Petrucci. Can you tell us some of your most fond memories of being on the road with them? Do you guys pull off pranks and jokes on each other or is the atmosphere very strict and orderly?
LaRue: Well, now that Mike and Neal are going, we might be able to add India to our touring schedule when the new FC record comes out. I have no plans to go to India at this point, but I certainly hope that I can get there soon with one of my projects, maybe do some clinics when I am there.
Any message for your fans in India?
LaRue: First, thanks so much for supporting us, and for supporting live music. Get out there and see shows when you can, and more will come your way! I really do hope I can get there soon to play and to meet as many of you as possible. Oh – the obligatory commercial – you can check out what I’m doing at www.davelarue.com, or at www.facebook.com/davelarue. Thanks again. Cheers!