Canonized, marginalized or just scrutinized, Meshell Ndegeocello has given up trying to explain herself. After 20 years this fierce bassist, prolific songwriter, and authentic musical force continues to bring powerful music to the stage.
A bass player above all else, Meshell brings her signature warm, fat, and melodic groove to everything she does. With that, she has earned critical acclaim, the unfailing respect of fellow players, songwriters and composers, and the dedication of her diverse, unclassifiable fans.
Meshell has released 8 albums since 1993, including her most recent: Devil’s Halo (Oct. 2009). She was one of the first artists signed to Madonna’s Maverick Records, which released her first 5 albums.
Meshell has played on albums by The Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, Madonna, Santana, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Chaka Khan, Indigo Girls, Ledisi, Alanis Morissette, Joan Osborne, Basement Jaxx, Soulive, Gilles Peterson, Joshua Redman Elastic Band and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe among many others.