John Norwood Fisher

John Norwood Fisher
John Norwood Fisher
Background information
Birth name John Norwood Fisher
Also known as Woody Weedstraw
Born 12 September 1965 (1965-09-12) (age 46)
United States
Occupations Musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments Bass
Years active 1979–present
Associated acts Trulio Disgracias,
Notable instruments
Fender Jaguar Bass

John Norwood Fisher (known as Norwood Fisher, born September 12, 1965) is the bass player and founder for the band Fishbone.[1] Fisher has played bass in the band throughout its history, even as other members have departed and returned. Fisher generally lends propulsive slap-funk playing to the band's tunes, while holding down the band's grooves throughout their myriad changes of musical direction. He is a founding member of funk band Trulio Disgracias. He is also known for his live and in studio projects with artists such as Rodleen Getsic. Most recently he has been working on a solo project calling himself Woody Weedstraw, with material inspired from his love for pot smoking.[citation needed] In addition, he is part of the supergroup Mr. Green All-Stars, consisting of ex-members of Bad Brains and the Dead Kennedys. He recently produced track for Attila and the Huns at Sound of Music Studios in Richmond, VA. [2]


Eccentric dress style

Fisher is known to style his hair into a single, well-endowed dread on top of his head that he calls his "sacred antenna" to communicate with people around the world, and for wearing robes (or sometimes only a bath towel or garbage bag) on stage.[citation needed]


Fisher's influence extends to several of the biggest musical acts of the 1990s. Bassist P-Nut from 311 has been quoted as saying that he started playing Warwick basses after seeing Fisher perform.[3] Fisher also had an influence on Mr. Bungle bass player Trevor Dunn and moe. bassist Rob Derhak.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Fishbone". AMG. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  2. ^!/woodywoodstraw
  3. ^ Warwick Promotional Interview with P-Nut

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