Reggie Scanlan: Bass Lion

Dec 5, 2013

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There's a reason why lions prefer the company of other lions. Just ask Reggie Scanlan.

As a bass player, Scanlan worked with James Booker and Professor Longhair before starting a 33-year run with the Radiators. He's now in a band of all-stars called the New Orleans Suspects.

Scanlan tells us some of the lessons he's learned from playing, touring, and recording with the best in New Orleans music.

For instance: band tours last longer with separate hotel rooms. And if you can't sing... don't. 

To Scanlan, music is like any other business — except people applaud when he comes to work.

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