I first discovered bassist Paz Lenchantin through my love for A Perfect Circle which includes Tool's own Maynard James Keenan. A friend gave me the first APC CD Mer de Noms and I was intrigued by the bassist playing (check out "Sleeping Beauty") along with seasoned professionals like legendary session drummer Josh Freese. In 2009, I went to the Hi-Tone to see stoner rock band Nebula and you can imagine how blown away I was when I literally bumped into Paz who was the bassist for one of the openers, the Entrance Band. Of course I stood front and center the entire show studying her bass licks. She's much more than just a bassist though also an accomplished violinist, pianist and guitarist playing with a long list of notables including QOTSA and Melissa Auf der Maur. So it was no surprise when it was announced today that this musical prodigy was chosen to replace Pixies founding member Kim Deal on the upcoming 2014 tour. A well deserved legendary gig goes to another #bassguitarhero! Congrats Paz!
Paz with The Entrance Band at the Hi-Tone (Aug. 2009)