Two-time Grammy winning bassist Oteil Burbridge has been in the music business for over three decades. Among other notable accomplishments, Oteil is a founding member of the Aquarium Rescue Unit featuring Col. Bruce Hampton, was the longest running bassist in the The Allman Brothers Band, for which his work with the band earned him two Grammy nominations for best rock instrumental, in 2003 and in 2004. In 2012, Oteil received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his 15 year contribution to the Allman Brothers Band as the longest running bassist in the band’s history. Additionally, he joined Tedeschi Trucks Band, which includes his brother Kofi, in the studio to release their first record, Revelator, in 2011 which won a Grammy in February 2012.
Oteil is currently the bassist in Dead & Company, with Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, and guitarist John Mayer and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The band is touring the US and will finish up the year with two shows at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium and two shows at the Forum in Los Angeles for New Years Eve.
Oteil is also currently working on his fourth solo record, Water In The Desert in his home studio, Hidden Spirit Studios. He has assembled an all-star group of musicians for this record, including brother Kofi on keyboards and flute, Little John Roberts and Sean O’Rourke on drums, vocalists Alfreda Gerald and Mark Rivers, and producer David Ryan Harris. The record is expected to be released in 2016.