BILL LAYMON is a well renowned & respected musician, bassist, songwriter, producer & educator based in San Francisco - Bay Area.
Perhaps best known for his many years as bassist for the New Riders of the Purple Sage, as well as the critically-acclaimed David Nelson Band, his credentials also include numerous tours of duty with the world-renowned Jefferson Starship, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Al Jardine (Beach Boys), Kingfish, Lacy J. Dalton and hosts of other high-profile & successful acts.
"Once in a while you come across a fine natural talent, an unpretentious singer-writer-bassist whose full experience as a sideman and leader has propelled him to achieve an excellent steady reputation. Bill Laymon is a totally dedicated fresh talent whom I highly recommend whether it be for group or for the ultimate recording pop star role. I was lucky to have been his teacher early on and have watched his career blossom. Fortunate is the group and/or producer who "finds" Bill, a hot musician and singer-songwriter."z
~ Carol Kaye - Legendary L.A. Studio Bassist & Producer.
“One of the signs that you’ve made it to the major leagues, in whatever field, is the reliable excellence of your mates in the arena. Bill Laymon is a case in point, when the notes are flying thick and fast onstage, you can count on him to be there, paying attention and responding with brightness and wit.”
~ Tom Constanten - Grateful Dead
Bill Laymon is... rock solid, world class, the real deal.
~ Lacy J. Dalton
"I'd also mention that Bill Laymon, the bassist for the group, is one of the best I've yet to see and hear. It's not often that bass guitar players get any notoriety, but when you watch a player as technically sound as Bill Laymon, you just have to tell folks about him."
~Dan Bissonette, Country Music News
"Besides being one of the nicest guys that I've met during my many years in the music business, Bill Laymon is also one of the business's consummate professionals. It is seldom that one meets someone who reconciles the two as beautifully as Bill does. I'm proud to call him my friend."
~J.C. Juanis, Relix Magazine