Borne in 1989, in Cambridge Mass USA, Grant Stinnett spent the first five years of his life learning to fish from his father, and learning to write from his mother. Grant later spent several interesting years as a homeschool student learning many other important things, like how to cut and stack fire wood. He also learned how to read and think. At the serious age of 14 Grant decided that he was tired of being left out of all the fun music stuff that was always happening around the house, so he naturally picked the same instrument his father played(Bass.) The young musician soon realized that there was something about practicing that made him a better musician, and he also realized that the better he got, the better he wanted to be. Soon Grant figured out that he could not settle for anything less than to be one of the best bassists this world has ever seen. Since making this discovery Grant has been practicing like mad trying to catch up with Jaco, Victor Wooten, Michael Manring, Marcus Miller, and many others. Grant is still relentlessly pursuing his goal of catching those guys without ever knowing that it’s impossible. (So don’t tell him) In the last few years Grant has performed in front of thousands of people in places like Brazil, Austria, California, and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Grant’s YouTube videos have become a tremendous success with hundreds of thousands of views. (Some nerd actually did the math and figured out that someone somewhere in the world is watching one of Grant’s videos every minute of every day.) Anyway, Grant is still practicing, and still likes to think of himself as a student. Students, after all, don’t have to be done learning.
What gear do you use?
LeFay Basses, Looking for amp endorsement, Curt Mangan Strings.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I'm in a few groups. "260 and Up" "Elements Bass Trio" "Welcome to our Clef"
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
What's the biggest audience you ever performed to? What's the smallest?
Biggest so far was around 4,000 people at the Sao Luis Baxio Festival. Smallest have been some private performances for three or four people.
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?
A mixtape of Hans Zimmer, Michael Manring, McCoy Tyner, and a few others.