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Barry Bales

Alison Krauss & Union Station/Studio Musician



"I love my Zyex strings because they give me the ability to play different styles of music on the same set. Loud and punchy for bluegrass, with a nice growl and tone for ballads. Plus, easy playability."


ABOUT Barry Bales

Having marked 30 years as a professional musician, Barry Bales is one of the most in-demand bassists in acoustic music. An integral member of Alison Krauss & Union Station since 1990, he is also a successful songwriter, session musician and producer. Barry's awards include 15 Grammys, 23 International Bluegrass Music Association awards - including 4 Bass Player of the Year trophies - 1 Country Music Association award, and 2 Academy of Country Music Awards, including Song of the Year for the Top 10 hit "Nobody To Blame", written with and recorded by Chris Stapleton. He appeared in the movie "Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou", as well as contributing heavily to the soundtrack, and has recorded and performed with such artists as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, Kenny Chesney, Dwight Yoakam, and Vince Gill.



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