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Published: 2014/01/13

The Slip’s Marc Friedman To Join American Babies On Bass

Marc Friedman, best known to Jambands readers as a founding member of both The Slip and Surprise Me Mr. Davis, has officially joined Tom Hamilton’s American Babies as their new bassist. While The Slip effectively remain on hiatus, Friedman had recently moved to San Francisco to join the band Big Light full time. There is no word regarding Friedman’s continued involvement with Big Light. American Babies leader Hamilton has issued an official statement on the new addition to his band:

“After platooning the bassist position for the last year, we are happy to say that we found ourselves a steady buddy to fill out the rhythm section. Starting on Feb 1, The Babies and I will be welcoming Marc Friedman from The Slip as our new Captain of the Low End. As many of you already know, Marc is one of the most talented musicians our scene has known and we are all extremely excited to see where the music goes from here. Catch ya out there!”

American Babies have a number of dates on their schedule running through the end of February.

January 17 Columbus, OH—Woodlands Tavern
January 18 Chicago, IL—Tonic Room
January 31 Chantilly, VA—Bungalow Live
February 06 Cambridge, MA—Middle East
February 07 Portsmouth, NH—The Press Room
February 08 Burlington, VT—Nectar’s
February 14 Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
February 15 Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
February 18 Pittsburgh, PA—Club Cafe
February 19 Cleveland, OH—Beachland Tavern
February 20 Kalamazoo, MI—Bell’s Brewery


There are 6 comments associated with this post

walthers January 13, 2014, 16:10:30

Marc is great! I just hope the Slip gets it back going, soon!

RST January 13, 2014, 19:32:53

My interest in American Babies has just increased a great deal.

Mac January 13, 2014, 22:02:48

Love American Babies new album. Very excited for what Friedman can bring to them!

steve b January 14, 2014, 10:29:31

Sweet so we will get some Marc back on the East Coast for sure… just wish it was with The Slip- or Davis.

td January 14, 2014, 10:39:08

I still love The Slip’s first album. I know they changed their sound up after their debut, but there was something So Dope about it, had a very Metheny/Pastorius vibe.

steve b January 14, 2014, 12:29:01

td- I would say they really changed with Angels on Time. From the Gecko, Does, Live Is My Jumby are all sick. Alive Electric as well..

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