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    Todd Parks is a Nashville based acoustic/electric bassist.  In 2003, after completing two master’s degrees in String Performance and Jazz Studies at the University of Tennessee, Todd moved to Nashville and quickly established himself as an in-demand sideman for a variety of artists from a wide range of genres. Todd’s performance and recording credits include:


Sam Bush

Jerry Douglas

James Taylor

Alison Krauss

Garth Brooks

Trisha Yearwood

Emmylou Harris

Dan Tyminski

John Oates

Bela Fleck

Dierks Bentley

Larkin Poe

Chris Thile

Sierra Hull

Laura Mayo

The Black Lillies

Maura O’Connell

Joan Osbourne

Tim O’Brien

Darrell Scott

Aly Bain

Phil Cunningham

Steve Kovalcheck

Jim White

Annie Sellick

Richard Smith

Pat Bergeson

Jack Pearson

Rahsaan Barber

Roland Barber

The Nashville Jazz Orchestra

Stephen Mougin

Scott Vestal

Guthrie Trapp

Andy Wood

Becky Buller

Wes Corbett

    Throughout his career, Todd has traveled the globe performing in locations as remote as Djibouti, Africa, and as revered as Carnegie Hall. Todd has served as the house bassist for prominent fixtures such as A Prairie Home Companion and Pelicula Films’ Transatlantic Sessions 3 and 4.  In 2006, while touring/recording with Jerry Douglas, he and fellow band members supported the Paul Simon Surprise tour.  Todd has been touring and recording with mandolin luminary Sam Bush since 2010.  


Selected recordings include:


Jerry Douglas – Glide

Jerry Douglas – Jerry Christmas!

Transatlantic Sessions – Series 3 and 4

Becky Buller – ‘Tween Earth and Sky

Sam Bush - Storyman

Andy Wood - Live at the Bijou


Todd proudly endorses the following companies:

Upton Bass, Montgomery Guitars, D’Addario, Fishman, Chadwick Folding Bass, and Aguilar Amplification

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