Gavin Kelso has been addicted to musical vibration for as long as he can remember. At his home in Neosho, Missouri, his parents had a wonderful collection of rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and jazz records; and some of Gavin’s earliest memories include sitting in front of the stereo, mesmerized by the sounds. It wasn’t long before he knew definitively that his relationship with music could not and would not be limited to listening to it; and it was around this time that he began to recognize a common element in almost all the music he loved – great bass lines. Within his first year of playing the electric bass, he progressed from playing along with recordings in his basement to playing in school ensembles and becoming a sought-after professional in the Four State Area. It was during this time that he discovered the double bass, the instrument that would become his true musical voice. Upon graduation from high school, Kelso moved to Denton, Texas, where he enrolled in the largest double bass program in the world and immersed himself in the study of the bass and of classical music under the tutelage of world-renowned pedagogue and performer Jeff Bradetich. In May 2011, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree in Double Bass Performance. From 2012-2013, Gavin served as the touring bassist for the critically acclaimed Quebe Sisters Band. It was in this context that he met rhythm guitarist, arranger, and future Western Flyers band-mate Joey McKenzie. While touring throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe with McKenzie, Gavin quickly developed a deep love for the fiddling of Major Franklin, Norman & Vernon Solomon, and Jimmie Don Bates; the honky-tonk shuffles of Ray Price and Johnny Paycheck; and of course, the mad swing of The Great Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys! Gifted with a powerful dexterity on the bass, a lively imagination, and a selfless dedication to the music and to the groove, Gavin continues to emerge as a standout performer in his generation. A resident of Dallas, Texas, he currently maintains a busy schedule performing and recording regionally, nationally, and internationally with many artists in a wide variety of genres, as well as teaching private lessons. Gavin's playing has been featured on radio, television, and film.