Originally from Arkansas but now a resident of Nashville, Michael Rinne has played bass for some of the finest songwriters and musicians in the world. His list of studio credits include Jack White, Alicia Keys, Caitlin Rose, Andrew Combs, Rayland Baxter, Jesse Baylin, Steelism, and the list goes on. In recent years, he has been more in demand as a producer working with truly inspiring artists such as Kelsey Waldon, Caroline Spence, Erin Rae, and The Last Tycoon.
As the bassist in the Chester Thompson Trio, Michael has toured internationally and contributed to two CD's, including the trio's latest project Simpler Times, which topped at number 5 on the JazzWeek chart. In 2015 he took a break from the studio and travelled to over eight countries with Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on their world tour in support of their Grammy Nominated album The Traveling Kind. For the past two Decembers you might have seen Michael in concert with violin virtuoso Mark O'Connor.
Michael recently performed on the soundtrack to the upcoming Hank Williams biopic I Saw The Light set to be released March 25th, 2016 on Sony Pictures Classics. This date will also be his silver screen debut as he was cast in the film in the role of Lum York, bass player for the legendary Drifting Cowboys.