Dewayne Pate was born in Richmond California, in the cradle of East Bay Funk, and started playing bass at the age of 15. In 1980 Dewayne moved to Los Angeles where he attended the Musicians Institute and studied with bass virtuoso Jeff Berlin. Since returning to the Bay Area Dewayne has displayed his wide dynamic range and versatility by working with artists such as Huey Lewis and the News, Tracy Nelson, Pete Escovedo, Ray Obiedo,Charlie Musselwhite, Henry Butler, Long John Baldry, Chris Cain, Bonnie Hayes,Duke Robillard,Betty LaVette,RAD, Johnny Hiland, and most recently, a 2 year stint with guitar God Robben Ford
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