On this Gail Ann Dorsey Interview, Gail talked about challenges and obstacles she faced growing up in the West Philly hood, and her tenacity & resourcefulness to overcome. The irony of attending film school and it being a horrible experience, yet also being the vehicle that was most important to launching her music career.Moving to London, how she got the gigs with David Bowie, Charlie Watts, Lenny Kravitz, Olivia Newton-John, Boy George… getting signed by labels and why it didn’t really work out, typewriters, confidence, sadness of losing her mum, and loads more stuff. Incredibly cool and sincere convo
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Gail Ann Dorsey is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter, and recording artist who’s well-known as David Bowie’s bass player - she held this spot from 1995 - David passed in 2016, touring and playing on 5 Bowie LPs. For the past 9 years, Gail’s also been Lenny Kravitz’ bass player in his touring band
Gail’s also a successful session bassist. As a side person, she’s played or toured the world with a variety of artists like folksinger Dar Williams, Seal, Joan Osborne, Gwen Stefani, Gang Of Four, Tears For Fears, The National, Olivia Newton-John, Joan Baez, Gwen Stefani, Nona Hendryx, Suzanne Vega, Ani DiFranco, Natalie Merchant, Donny Osmond, Boy George, Charlie Watts Big Band, B-52s, Indigo Girls & others