Wyzard is best known as the bassist in Mother’s Finest, the world’s first multicultural funk rock band from Atlanta, Georgia.
Wyzard’s innovative style of playing-thumping-slapping the bass and his songwriting was greatly influential in what was to become Funk Rock. He wrote Mother’s Finest’s biggest hit, “Baby Love”. Such greats as Prince, Eddie Van Halen and Vernon Reid of Living Colour considers him an influence.
In 2011, Mothers Finest was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame along side such music icons as James Brown, Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers and many others.
In 2016, the band’s distinct Funk Rock contribution to music was honored with an exhibit in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Wyzard’s other accomplishments include touring and recording with Stevie Nicks, Rickey Medlocke and Blackfoot, Carl Carlton and the Songdogs and more. Wyzard produced, arranged and wrote on the album, We the People, for blues great, Guitar Shorty. The album won the 2008 Blues Foundation Award for Best Contemporary Blues recording. Wyzard has also written and scored music for television and film.
Wyzard is a visionary producer, an extraordinary bassist, arranger and prolific songwriter. His experience on the road as bassist with Jackie Wilson at age 13 began his long and rich career.
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Special thanks to the Photographers
Gibson Girl Photography
Susan Kaufer Carey
Ellen Sargent Korsh Photograph