Bassist Mike Watt was presented with the Bass Player Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award this past Saturday night!
A blue-collar hero in an art-school world, bassist and conceptualist Mike Watt has been a huge presence on the avant-rock scene since the dawn of the '80s — when he, guitarist D. Boon and drummer George Hurley formed the Minutemen.
Watt is now the bassist for the reunited Stooges and a member of the art rock/jazz/punk/improv group Banyan as well as many other post-Minutemen projects.
Though Watt has not had much mainstream success or visibility, he is often cited as a key figure in the development of American alternative rock: the Red Hot Chili Peppers dedicated their hugely successful Blood Sugar Sex Magik to him.
Below is Watt, with violinist Chris Murphy, performing "Blues For Bukowski".
Here's a link to a past post on Mike Watt.