Hi there. I just wanted to say "thanks" to all of you that took the time to participate in Bass Player magazine's Ultimate Bass Poll. It was a surprise and an honor to be among the 200 bassists from around the world nominated in 10 categories with 20 players in each. To be in the same poll with so many of my heroes like Paul McCartney, Jack Bruce, James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, Stanely Clarke, and Charles Mingus and friends like VIctor Wooten, Tony Levin, Bill Sheehan, John Pattitucci and many more is very humbling. I was nominated in the Roots category, covering Blues, Folk, Country and Gospel, and in extremely good company: Dusty Hill, Leon Wilkeson, Michael Rhodes, Tommy Shannon, Oteil Burbridge, Andrew Gouche, Roscoe Beck, Berry Oakley is frankly, beyond belief. I am very blessed and grateful for it. Voting closed on August 4th, and results will be announced soon.