Davey Faragher

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Davey Faragher
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Background information
Birth name David Allen Faragher
Born (1957-08-18) August 18, 1957 (age 61)
Origin Redlands, California
Genres Pop punk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass, Vocals
Years active 1977–present
Labels Virgin, Cooking Vinyl, Savoy / 429 Records, Island, Lost Highway, Verve Forecast, Hear Music
Associated acts Elvis Costello, John Hiatt, Cracker, Richard Thompson

David Allen "Davey" Faragher (born August 18, 1957)[1][2] is an American bass guitarist from Redlands, California. Faragher's career took off and received critical notice as a founding member of the nineties band, Cracker, and his subsequent work with John Hiatt's band, and The Imposters, the backing band for Elvis Costello since 2001. In 2015, Faragher joined Richard Thompson's Electric Trio for Thompson's Still album and US tour.

Faragher is an accomplished session musician, and has a strong portfolio of performances with notable musicians.


In the mid to late-1970s, Faragher recorded three albums with his brothers Danny Faragher, Jimmy, and Tommy Faragher as The Faragher Brothers. Later, the band was renamed The Faraghers for a fourth album, featuring fifth brother Marty and sister Pammy. From there he became one of Los Angeles' most sought after bass players,[citation needed] and was featured in Bass Player magazine in February, 2001.

He also plays club gigs where he currently resides in Los Angeles near fellow Imposter Pete Thomas and guitarist Val McCallum under the band name Jackshit. The trio was featured in the Spring 2002 issue of Grindstone Magazine.[citation needed]


Faragher was a founding member of the band Cracker in the early 1990s. Faragher shared a writing credit on the band's 1993 hit "Low" among others and was given the cover feature story of BAM magazine in July, 1992.

John Hiatt collaboration[edit]

After his departure from Cracker late in 1993, Faragher became bass player in John Hiatt's band through the late 1990s. He was credited as Associate Producer for John Hiatt's 1995 Walk On album, and Producer (with Hiatt) on his 2007 Little Head album.

Session work[edit]

Faragher has worked much of his career as a session musician, recording with such notables as The Monkees (on their 1986 reunion album Pool It!), David Crosby, John Phillips, Wanda Jackson, Dusty Springfield, Red House Painters, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Susanna Hoffs, Vonda Shepard, Joan Osborne, Ronnie Montrose, Mark Kozelek, Shivaree, Guster, The Finn Brothers, Camper Van Beethoven, Chantal Kreviazuk, Allen Toussaint, Buddy Guy, Willy DeVille and The Ditty Bops. He is thanked in the liner-notes for Counting Crows' hit single "Hanginaround" on This Desert Life (produced by former Cracker bandmate David Lowery).

More recently, in February 2007, he was seen playing the part of the bass player in Scrantonicity, the band featured in The Office episode, "Phyllis' Wedding." In January 2008, it was reported in Billboard that a new supergroup tentatively called the Scrolls, (now officially Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.)) had formed. The octet is composed of Faragher, Sean Watkins (guitar), his sister Sara Watkins (fiddle), Glen Phillips (guitar, vocals), Benmont Tench (piano), Luke Bulla (fiddle), Greg Leisz (various), and Pete Thomas (drums). The group released their debut album in late 2009. In 2010, Faragher played as a session bassist for The Union, a Grammy Award-nominated collaboration by Elton John and Leon Russell.


  1. ^ Davey Faragher 1957- faqs.org
  2. ^ Family Tree Legends