Lee Rocker: ”Elvis was like Batman or Superman when I was a little kid – even before I was aware of his music. It’s so raw”

Lee Rocker
(Image credit: Suzie Kaplan)

Rockabilly bass is alive, well, and thriving in the hands of Lee Rocker, Stray Cats bassist and solo artist for the past four decades and counting. 

After 11 studio albums with the veteran trio and even more of his own, he’s the most successful player of '50s-indebted rock bass currently performing, but that doesn’t mean he takes anything for granted: his new album, Gather Round, was recorded in novel circumstances, as he tells us.       

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