Roy Vogt has been an Adjunct Instructor of Music (Electric Bass) at the Belmont University School of Music since 1983. He is currently teaching applied bass.
Mr. Vogt received the first Master of Music in Electric Bass Performance awarded in the United States in 1980 (University of Miami) and received his Bachelor of Arts from North Texas State University (now called University of North Texas). He has been playing electric bass for 30 years and teaching for 22.
With Mr. Vogt's initial inspiration from Jack Bruce, Jack Cassidy, Chris Hillman and Noel Redding, his first mentor, Dallas bassist Ed Garcia, introduced him to the playing of Ray Brown and Stanley Clarke; consequently detouring the young bassist into jazz and fusion. Mr. Vogt worked in a variety of Rock, Funk and Country bands in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area until he joined the Texas fusion band Aurora. Performances with Aurora led to openings for Larry Coryell and the LA Express and key mentoring relationships with Stanley Clarke, Miroslav Vitous, and Max Bennett.
In 1980, Roy moved to Nashville, TN where he has worked with Allman Bros. guitarist Dickey Betts, country guitar legend Jerry Reed, and a host of major label Rock, Country, Contemporary Christian, and Pop acts. Touring and/or Performance credits include: Tours with Dickey Betts (Allman Bros.), Sweethearts of the Rodeo (CBS), John Schneider (MCA), Joanna Dean (Polygram), Jerry Reed (CBS/Sony), Chet Atkins, Jerry Tachoir, and Stan Lassiter and Engelbert Humperdinck (CBS/Sony/Core); Performances at the Montreal, Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals; Television appearances on Nashville Now, Hee Haw, MTV, VH-1, CMT, TNN, Austin City Limits, BBC, and Super Dave Osborne (HBO).
Mr. Vogt was the staff bassist on Channel 4 magazine (WSMV-NBC) from 1983-1987 and is currently bassist for Engelbert Humperdinck. His Solo CD Simplicity was released Summer 2002 on Shroom/Musea.
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