Bridget Kearney is an acoustic bass player and songwriter living in Brooklyn, NY. She plays and writes for the likes of Lake Street Dive, Joy Kills Sorrow, Cuddle Magic, and occasionally some other bands! She is the winner of the 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for Lake Street Dive's "Sometimes When I'm Drunk and You're Wearing My Favorite Shirt." She was recently pictured on the front page of The New York Times playing bass in a pink gorilla costume. Bridget was born and raised in Iowa City, IA and went to college in Boston, MA, studying jazz bass at The New England Conservatory and English at Tufts University. She has also lived in Shanghai, China and Rabat, Morocco.
Bridget has performed with: Lake Street Dive, Joy Kills Sorrow, Cuddle Magic, The Sweetback Sisters, Xylopholks, Baby States, Land of Leland, Bird.Fly.Yellow, Miss Tess, Heather Masse, Don Byron, Ben Monder, Tim O'Brien, Bruce Molsky, Darol Anger, Lea Delaria, Sandra Bernhard, Sarah, Jarosz, Wes Corbett, Jacob Jolliff, Adam Larrabee, Jesse Harper, Joe Walsh, Margaret Glaspy, Rachael Price, Noah Preminger, Dan Tepfer, Jo Lawry, Jeremy Udden, Matt Arcara, Emma Beaton, Jon Singer, Carmen Staaf, Michael Winograd, Noam Pikelny, Sean Hutchinson, Coco Zhao.
Recorded with: Lake Street Dive, Joy Kills Sorrow, Cuddle Magic, Xylopholks, Rachael Price, Shelly Berg, Dean Parks, Omer Klein, Sean Hutchinson, Mache Siebel, Jeremy Udden, Land of Leland, Bird.Fly.Yellow.
Studied with: Danilo Perez, John McNeil, Jerry Leake, Mark Urness, Diana Gannett, Abdelkadir Amlil.