Abby Travis: Sumo-Strength Riffs

After holding the bass chair with the Go Go’s, Cher, the Bangles, Beck, and many others, Abby Travis’ new original project Sumo Princess brings her to center-stage.

Abby Travis: Sumo-Strength Riffs

After holding the bass chair with the Go Go’s, Cher, the Bangles, Beck, and many others, Abby Travis’ new original project Sumo Princess brings her to center-stage.

Not many musicians get to say they shared the stage with a major band like Spinal Tap before they had even graduated from music school, but it takes a free spirit with a certain amount of grit, fearlessness, and a fairy costume to wind up in those situations. These traits have helped Abby Travis land gigs with Beck, Elastica, the Go-Go’s, the Bangles, Eagles Of Death Metal, and Cher. Her rock & roll attitude is real, her bass lines solid, and her Ampeg 8x10 loud — and she’d really prefer if you didn’t ask her to turn down. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Abby has been playing rock shows since she was a teen. Citing her bass-playing influences as Geezer Butler, Verdine White, John Paul Jones, and Paul McCartney, she’s honed her craft listening to the best. Aside from being a much-called-upon session player, she’s also released four albums of her own material, and is set to unleash her newest project to the world, Sumo Princess. Formed as a knee-jerk reaction to “heari
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Vicky Warwick   By: Vicky Warwick

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