About John Wentzien
Fort Madison, IA
I've been a pro bass player and singer for over 30 years. Spent many years touring on the road, including several years with the late great Pat Ramsey. Played on Pat's last 2 CDs "The Blues Disciples-Live at the Big Bend Blues Bash" and Pat Ramsey "Live in Key West" (wich has qualified for a Grammy Award in March of 2011.. Lived in New Orleans for a few years and played with J.D. Hill and the Jammers -----and others. Also played on NCL cruise-ships for a while. Lots of other bands and many miles! I've played on many studio sessions, and just cut a CD of original music with my blues band "the Smokin' Mojo Kings" last year. I currently play in 3 bands. Owner-Madtown Studio. I also keep busy giving bass lessons, studio work & build hand-wired tube amplifiers and bass guitars. I've recently been selected as a "Test-Pilot" for TC Electronics new "RH450" bass amplifier system. I love music and can't get enough of it!