Hi, I'm Mike Dunbar. Steve Bivins and Ernie Bivens tagged me with the name Dr.Boom Boom because I play the bass, electric and upright. I've been making music since the Doctor slapped me and I've been playing the bass since R.D. Mowery hung one on me at Springwater in Nashville Tn. around 1980.
Music has been a blessing to me. It's given me a focus and a purpose. I thank God for it.
I've played on stage with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Razzy Bailey, Tim McGraw, Leroy Van Dyke, Larry Gatlin, Kathy Mattea, John Prine, Bobby Bare, Jett Williams, Connie Smith, Steve Goodman, Billy Joe Royal, John Hughey, Jeannie Seeley, T.G. Sheppard, George Hamilton IV, Tommy Cash, Mark Chesnutt, Leona Williams, Jimmy Fortune, Merle Kilgore, Rhonda Vincent, David Frizzell, Barbara Fairchild, Jo Dee Messina, Rosie Flores, Rex Allen Jr., Vassar Clements, Buddy Spicher, W. S. Holland, Charlie Louvin, Big Jim Murphy, Hal Rugg, Ron Williams, Lynn Owsley, Leon Rhodes, T. Graham Brown,
Jethro Burns, Chad Brock, Otis Blackwell, Mandy Barnett, Darryl Syngletary, Tammy Cochran, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Gibson, Big Al and the Heavyweights, Narvel Felts, Patsy Montana, Charlie Mc Coy, Jim Ed Brown, Jack Greene, and Donna Fargo, to name a few.
I've recorded with Razzy Bailey, Delbert McClinton, Townes Van Zandt, Hal Ketchum, Kathy Mattea, Joanne Cash, Richard Bailey of the Steeldrivers, Tommy Overstreet, Doug Dillard, Jerry Foster, Florina Kollegger, Dobie Grey, Hargus "Pig" Robbins, Albert Lee, Ray Flacke, Doug Jernigan, Laurie Carter, Willie Rainsford, Stephanie Davis, Eddie Bayers Jr., David Briggs, Bobby G. Rice, Richard Bennett, Joe Sun, Jethro Burns, Brent Mason, Dave Leatherman and Stone County, Freddie Hart, Joe Spivey, Larry Knechtel, Bob Frank, Will Griffin, members of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, and members of the North Mississippi All Stars.
I've produced albums for Joanne Lurgio, Terri Lynn, Dakota, Richard Dobson, Lesley Schatz, Michael Bohe, Vondelle Hebert, Harriet Ames, Jesse Duckett, Funny Hill, the Chickahominy Band, Margie Cumbie, Vince Farsetta, Rick Wilkins, Gordon Mahlon, Ernst Eggenberger, Richard Rankin, Redhead, and myself as well as several others.
I've played on thousands of demos.
I've had songs recorded by Razzy Bailey, Big Al and the Heavyweights, Susie Luchsinger, Michael Bohe, CJ Chanier and others. Some of my songs have been used for the Food Channel show Emeril Live, and the City of Chicago used my song "Christmas in Chicago" for the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Daley Center.
I am the bassist for Nashville Cowboy Church, pastored by Dr. Harry Yates and Joanne Cash Yates, the widest broadcast country/gospel radio program in the world.
I've done several DOD tours, playing for our military including a six week stay in Greenland playing for the U.S.Air Force.
I've toured Europe nine times so far.
I've been bandleader on several radio programs.
I played the part of Hank Jr's guitar player in the movie "Living Proof"
I was a comedy writer and regular character on the WSMV-TV Nashville variety show "the Chili Shack."
I composed, arranged, and scored the 1986 Holiday Inn owner's and employees show.
I've been a visiting professor of music at Portland State University and Oakton Community College.
I was faculty co-chairman, instructor, and choir director at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music.
I wrote a monthly column for Country Music Plus, Ireland's only country music magazine.
I've hosted several writer's nights in the Nashville area.
I own and operate Mike Dunbar Productions.
I love to play music and I do. Call me.
One more thing, I highly recommend Just Plain Folks, the music networking site. You can reach them at www.JPfolks.com
All the Best,