Session Musicians

OwlCove is proud to offer the services of some of the best session players around. Want your recording to sound like your favorite band? Why not have them play it?

DRUMS

Donny Baldwin:

 

Donny Baldwin became part of the San Francisco music scene in the early 70’s. From 1973 to 1978 Donny was with the Elvin Bishop Band. During this time he toured and recorded six albums, which included the #1 hit single, “Fooled Around and Fell In Love”. Donny was also a member of Jefferson Starship from 1981 to 1989, playing on legendary songs like, “We Built This City”. In January 1994, he joined the Jerry Garcia Band. He has toured and recorded with Kenny Loggins, Pablo Cruise, Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, Ronnie Montrose, Greg Allman, Heart, Lydia Pense & Cold Blood, .38 Special and Eddie Money. Donny returned to Jefferson Starship in 2008, and currently tours with them worldwide, alongside OwlCove session musicians, Chris Smith and Jude Gold.

SAXOPHONE

Greg Thomas:

 

Greg is a musician whose talent is deeply rooted in African-American culture. Although Greg currently tours with George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars, he has a rich history of performing with many greats, including: Bootsy Collins, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Stanley Clarke, Dr. Dre, The Gap Band, Cameo, Snoop Dogg, and many others. Greg performs extensively around the world, and his television and video credits include: The David Letterman Show, Carson Daly Show, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (with both P-Funk, and Raphael Saadiq), Dancing With the Stars, The Bravo A list Awards Show, The Elton John Oscar After Party, The Ellen Degeneres Show, the Jimmy Kimmel Show, numerous George Clinton videos, in the movie:”P.C.U.”,  “Soul Train”, “New York Undercover”, The Arsenio Hall Show, The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Show on H.B.O., and the hot selling DVD, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic “Live at Montreux”2004.

PIANO/KEYBOARDS

Chris Smith:

 

Chris Smith joined Jefferson Starship in 1998 after touring with the Supremes and Lou Bega. Chris’ film and television music has been heard on dozens of shows including the #1 rated series “CSI” and the Academy Awards telecast. He currently tours with Jefferson Starship worldwide, alongside OwlCove session musicians, Donny Baldwin and Jude Gold.

Matt Savage:

 

Matt is phenomenal player and composer. He has been making waves in the industry for 15 years, performing with Chick Corea, the Ellington All Stars, Chaka Khan, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Jason Moran, Arturo O’Farrill, John Pizzarelli, Joshua Redman, Terri Lyne Carrington, Jon Faddis, Jerry Bergonzi and Donny McCaslin among others. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Matt’s media appearances include “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” the “Today” Show, ABC’s “20/20,” the Discovery Channel, BBC, Telemundo TV, The Wall Street Journal, JazzTimes, JAZZIZ, TIME, WIRED, Der Spiegel, The Jerusalem Report, People Magazine, TIME for Kids, American Way, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, The Boston Globe, the New YorkDaily News, and many more.

GUITAR

Jude Gold:

 

Having toured the world with many artists, including Jefferson Starship, Stuart Hamm, Billy Sheehan, and JGB, as well as performed on TV shows ranging from the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jude is a true master of his craft.

Lewis Robertson:

 

Lewis is a highly skilled guitarist and bassist, who is very used to the studio setting. His performance credits include George Clinton and P-Funk, Jefferson Starship, Steve Vai, Paul Taylor, and more.
 
 
 
*To have one of our session musicians record a part for your song, please visit our Store. If you would like to book one of our session musicians for a specific session, please email us to schedule.