Since arriving in Nashville in the late '70s, Dave Pomeroy
has become one of the most sought out session bassists in the industry. His work with the Irish folk group the Cheiftans, specifically, has gained him accolades for his ability to stretch the limits of his instrument. Yet, at the same time Pomeroy
has also had to fight to prove himself to the conservative guard of Music City who have rarely looked upon novel musicianship as a blessing. Well versed in jazz as well as country, Pomeroy's early session work came at the hands of artists such as Larry Knechtal
and Kathy Mattea
, but it was not until he accepted a position as Don Williams'
touring bassist that Pomeroy
began gaining acceptance into the insular world of Nashville's top studios. Once inside, Pomeroy
endeared himself to producers and musicians alike by playing a wide range of styles and tones with both upright and electric bass. Pomeroy
also formed a jazz band, Tone Patrol, that was named band of the year by Metro magazine in 1991. Recently, Pomeroy
has been producing artists as well as working on his own material.