Photo By: Sten Thorborg
WILLIAM "BB" MORSE
William “BB” Morse is a MONSTER bassist and session musician who has spent a lifetime playing music and learning the crafts of his trade. Born in 1952, BB began to learn guitar at the age of 9 from his certified trucker/PRCA Rodeo Cowboy father; but it wasn’t until The Ed Sullivan Show, which featured The Beatles, that BB fell in love with the bass.
While spending his youth immersed in the heart of the 1960’s Counter-culture movement, San Francisco/Berkeley area, BB’s professional music career began at the age of 13 due to the countless hours spent honing his craft. His innate ability to put a lock on the bottom end with a groove that makes you move, has allowed BB to travel the world several times over playing on stages such as Austin City Limits; the Grand Ole Opry; Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic with legendary artists and Grammy Award winning musicians such as Willie Nelson; Merle Haggard; the Jimi Project; Stevie Ray Vaughan; Huey Lewis; Floyd Domino; Freddy Powers; Dale Watson; Guy Forsythe; Joe Ely; Flaco Jimenez; W.C. Clark; Malford Milligan; John Arthur Martinez; Commander Cody; Gary P. Nunn; Waylon Payne; Red Volkaert; and of course, Lucas Johnson to name a few. In both, 2013 and 2014, William “BB” Morse was inducted in the Western Swing Society Hall of Fame in (2013 California & 2014 Northwest-Oregon, Washington, Idaho) for his work with Johnny Bush; Freddy Powers; Merle Haggard; and Willie Nelson.