Farko Dosumov on Bass:
Farko Dosumov was born in the city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He started taking lessons on the classical guitar when he was ten, and then switched to the electric bass at fourteen years of age. After winning the green card lottery in 1999, at nineteen, he moved to New York City to pursue a future career in music. Farko later attended Cornish College of the Arts, located in Seattle, Washington, and specialized in jazz bass. Since then, he has played with many talented artists and groups such as Double Impact with his twin brother Feodor Dosumov and Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder. Farko’s solos are always a highlight of any James Howard Band show.
John Stout on Drums:
At age 10 John Stout began slowly, but steadily becoming addicted to music. By the time he was fifteen he was already out “gigging” in several rock and jazz bands. While earning a BA in Music from the University of South Carolina he co-created the popular regional band “Shades of Grey” which toured all over the United States, released three albums, and performed with bands like Vertical Horizon, Edwin McCain, Widespread Panic, Cracker, Rehab, and many more. During this time he also had the opportunity to perform as a substitute percussionist for the multi-platinum selling band Hootie and the Blowfish. In early 2006 John released his first solo album “No One’s Listening,” for which he wrote all the music and lyrics in addition to performing almost every instrument: piano/keyboards, lead vocals, drums, percussion, and bass guitar. John is an in demand studio musician and he maintains a busty teaching schedule, including clinics, private lessons, and master classes on drums, concert percussion, latin percussion, and piano. His exciting and virtuoso drumming is the perfect compliment to Howard’s passionate guitar work and he has been a regular member of the James Howard Band since 2008.
Hammond B3 and multi-keyboardists Frank Holman is an essential element in the new James Howard Band sound. Frank has been an in demand keyboardist in the Pacific Northwest for many years playing in Robbie Laws Bigger Blues Band among others. Frank feels every note he plays and his passion for music is infectious.