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Washington DC based upright and electric bassist Claude Arthur has toured nationally and internationally with Keller Williams, Rounder Records artist Slaid Cleaves, and former Commander Cody guitarist Bill Kirchen and performed locally in Washington DC with DC Roots, The Swinging Daves and The World Jam Club, and in New Orleans with performers John Rankin, Raphael Bas and Snake and the Charmers.

A professional musican for over 30 years and a graduate of the Music Department of The University of Mary Washington, Claude Arthur has played electric or acoustic bass, guitar or mandolin, flute, drums or banjo everywhere from symphony orchestras to honky tonks, street corners to coliseums, from Europe to San Francisco, the Kennedy Center and Philadelphia Folk Festival. He has also performed with members of, or on the same bill with The Chris Isaak Band, They Might Be Giants, Cracker, The Stray Cats, NRBQ, Tom Waits, Steve Wariner, Rodney Crowell, Maria Mckee, Joe Ely, Iris Dement, Nils Lofgren, Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Dan Hicks, Mark O'Conner, David Grisman, Jonathan Richman, Arlo Guthrie, Slaid Cleaves, The Clancy Brothers, Ritchie Cole, The Clancy Brothers, Elmo and Patsy, and members of Counting Crows, The Attractions, Little Feat, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna, The Dead Kennedys, The New Riders of the Purple Sage, the Tubes, Dr. Hook, The Robert Cray Band, and It's A Beautiful Day, pianist George Michaelski (featured on the San Francisco based TV show "Nash Bridges"), and former Oakland Raider Marv Hubbard.