Oteil Burbridge

Two time Grammy winning bassist Oteil Burbridge has been in the music business touring and recording for over three decades. His first step into the national spotlight came in 1991 when he became a founding member of the Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, a cult classic that has stood the test of time. That led to his membership in the classic rock group The Allman Brothers Band. Since 1997, his work with the band has earned him two Grammy nominations for best rock instrumental, in 2003 and in 2004. Over the years, Oteil has shared the stage with rock, jazz and blues legends such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Levon Helm, Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Billy Gibbons, Chuck Leavell, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Johnny Winter, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Trey Anastasio, Jorma Kaukonen, Herbie Hancock, Roy Haynes, Randy Brecker, John Scofield, Jerry Goodman, Bob Moses, Lenny White, Steve Smith, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten and Branford Marsalis. In 2012, Oteil received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his (then) 15 year contribution to the Allman Brothers Band as the longest running bassist in the band’s history. While touring and recording with the Allman Brothers over the years, Oteil still found time to collaborate with other musicians. He formed his solo group, Oteil and the Peacemakers in 1998. From 1998 until 2007, the group toured extensively and released three albums. From 2001 to the present Oteil has performed and recorded with Vida Blue (Page McConnell/keyboards, Russell Batiste/drums), BK3 (Bill Kreutzmann/drums, Scott Murawski/guitar), and the Tedeschi Trucks Band which also won a Grammy in 2012.