Stefan Lessard Biography
Stefan Lessard is an American musician, most famous as the bassist for the Dave Matthews Band.
Stefan Lessard Age
Lessard was born on June 4, 1974. He is 44 years old as of 2018.
Stefan Lessard Family
Stefan Lessard (born Stefan Kahil Lessard) was born in Anaheim, California, to Ron (musician) and Jacqueline Lessard. His family relocated of times during his childhood, but he eventually settled in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1987. Initially, they lived from 1980–84 in Buckingham County, Virginia and in Richmond, Virginia from 1984–86.
Lessard attended junior school and completed then took the GED (summer of ’91) as he had already been accepted at Richmond’s Virginia Commonwealth University in their Jazz Studies program.
Stefan Lessard Wife | Married
He had his long-time girlfriend Josie Baucom, who got married to him in 1997 and in 2004, the couple divorced. In October 2005 he got his another better half and married her.
Stefan Lessard Children | Kids | Son Death | Daughter Death
Lessard and Baucom had a son called “Diggy” Elijah Diego (born January 9, 1998) and a daugher, Aslan, who died due to SIDS (Sudden infant death syndrome, also known as cot death or crib death, is the sudden unexplained death of a child less than one year of age).
He also has 3 daughters with Burton, namely, Hazel Bailey (born March 6, 2004), Flora Jude (born July 13, 2006), and India (born November 2015).
Stefan Lessard Home | House | House Fire
On November 29, 2007, Lessard’s home in western Albemarle County, Virginia, burned down, with a loss estimated at over 2 million dollars. It is said that it took took over 40 firefighters from five different fire departments to extinguish the blaze. Eventhough the cause of the fire was unknown, the Albemarle County Fire Marshall’s Office cites the structure’s cedar shake siding as a contributor to the rapid spread of the fire.
It is said that Lessard and his son were home at the time of the fire, though they escaped unharmed.
Stefan Lessard Dave Matthews
Born in urban center, CA, player Stefan Lessard remembers music perpetually being compete reception. His mother, and his father would dawn from his day job and straight off begin taking part in stringed instrument or flute. After many moves, the family settled in Virginia once Stefan was six. Studying together with his initial instructor, Mary Carol, he learned fiddle, piano and stringed instrument. In highschool, Stefan picked up the electrical bass and took to that straight off. He then moved on to the upright.
Soon he was taking part in aboard native jazz greats in Charlottesville clubs. He was sixteen and still in highschool once then-bartender Dave Matthews asked Stefan to hitch him, in conjunction with Carter Beauford and LeRoi Moore, in their commit to kind a band. He jumped at the chance, transfer on his upright bass, however shortly felt the sound of the cluster entailed the electrical. In the starting, he wasn’t solely the youngest member of Dave Matthews Band, however additionally the sole one taking part in an electrical instrument.
Stefan registered at Virginia Commonwealth University, wherever he was accepted a year early, however born out when a month thanks to the band’s growing quality.
Stefan Lessard Bass | Bass Rig | Equipment
He plays different bass guitars, including those made by Nordstrand, Modulus, Warwick, Ken Smith Basses, and hand-made Stambaugh Custom Basses. On the Dave Matthews Band album Busted Stuff, he plays piano, Hammond organ, and Dobro guitar.
- 1968 Fender P-Bass
- Thomastik-Infeld Power Bass Strings
- Ampeg SVT-2 and SVT-4 Pro Heads
- Ampeg 8×10 and 2×15 Bass Cabinets
- Furman PL-8 Power Conditioner
- Shure U4D-UB Wireless Units
- Eventide GTR-7000 Ultra-Harmonizer
- Whirlwind 4ch Multi Selector
- Korg DTR-1 Digital Tuner
- Rane SM26B Splitter/Mixer
- Moog Taurus 3 Pedal
Stefan Lessard Career
After moving back to Charlottesville from Madison, Wi. in 1987, he registered within the bike faculty, wherever he studied music beneath trumpeter John D’earth and musician Peter Spaar. D’earth and Spaar counseled Lessard to Dave Matthews for inclusion in his new band, that was trying to find a musician. Lessard joined Dave Matthews Band even as it had been forming once he was sixteen years recent.
Due to his age, he generally had to sneak within the back door of the clubs wherever the band was taking part in because of prohibitions on persons beneath twenty one getting into
venues that serve alcohol. Lessard completed his junior year of highschool then took the GED (summer of ’91) as he had already been accepted at Richmond’s Virginia Commonwealth University in their Jazz Studies program. He left when six weeks once it became evident that he couldn’t be a full-time collegian and at the same time a road member of a band with rising quality.
In 2006, Lessard began maintaining a MySpace page referred to as LowenDude.
He conjointly owns and maintains a diary at izstyle.com. During the 2007 European Tour, Lessard conjointly began a video diary on YouTube.
On January 9, 2008, Lessard performed with members of Guster and Barenaked Ladies under the name Yukon Kornelius in a benefit concert sponsored by Okemo Mountain Resort, a ski resort in Vermont. Later that year, he co-wrote the initial music for gorge Adventure: watercourse in danger.
Stefan Lessard Discography
- “Beautifully Broken” (featuring Stefan Lessard) (2001) – Gov’t Mule’s The Deep End, Vol. 1
- “Burning Star” (featuring Stefan Lessard) (2012) – Pete Kilpatrick Band’s Heavy Fire
Stefan Lessard Net Worth
According to Celebrity net worth, he has a net worth of $75 million.
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