Today on the Spiritual Spiral, I am thrilled to welcome bass player, producer and my friend, Dan Lutz to the show. It's amazing to think I met Dan almost 20 years ago when he played the upright bass on a song from my very first record. Since then, Dan has gone on to become one of the most well-known and sought after bass players in the music industry. His career spans all genres of music from jazz, rock, pop, fusion to even playing in Broadway musicals. Dan is a true musical powerhouse and I'm also excited to say he played the bass on four songs from my upcoming record. Today's episode is a wonderful and heartfelt talk about the power of music and the pivotal role it's played in Dan's life. Dan starts off by talking about how he first got into playing the bass guitar and the role his dad played in his musical introduction. I also begin the show by talking about how for the longest time, I never felt like I "heard" the bass guitar in a song and why that may have been the case. Dan talks about what he listens to when he's tracking bass guitar. We talk about the subtleties of production and the joy that comes from being in a studio with fellow musicians. Dan talks about his creative process and we discuss the impact tech, social media and the pandemic have had on the music business. Dan also shares some personal stories that taught him some valuable lessons when he was first starting out as a professional musician. You can find Dan on Instagram @triplelutz and if you enjoy today's episode and you want to support the show, please subscribe on iTUNES or consider sharing the show with your friends or head over to iTunes and write a quick review. You can also support the show by becoming a subscriber at www.patreon.com/eddiecohn where you can access full episodes and exclusive content only available to subscribers. You can also visit my website www.iameddiecohn.com and sign up for my email list and newsletter. I also released another brand new song on Bandcamp which you can purchase by clicking HERE. You can find me on Substack by clicking HERE and as always, thanks so much for listening and supporting the show. Please reach out on Twitter or IG @eddiecohn with any questions.