When it comes to all things “Bass”, Bayou Blue native and Lafayette resident Chris French has it covered! – Whether he’s on his vintage Fender bass guitar, 100+ year old upright string bass, or even on rare occasion – his tuba! Chris joined the Hub City All Stars 4+ years ago and hasn’t looked back since. He jumped in with an unprecedented fervor to authentically reproduce the vintage bass patterns of Cajun and Creole music.
However, although he does justice to the classics, one of his strengths is his versatility to cover many styles of music while keeping the authenticity of each tune as his “North Star”. This attention to detail and inspired versatility has made him an excellent fit for the Hub City All Stars as many bassists would struggle with the stylistic range that this band can present on any given night. It’s his desire to go the extra mile, deep roots in all things authentic, and ability to play with an inspired soul which makes his performance a foundational part of the Hub City All Stars sound. He is also a dedicated community music teacher, armchair philosopher, and celebrated sipper of a good pint of brew!