Mike

Mike Merritt

bass

A member of The Basic Cable Band on Conan, Merritt has been with O’Brien’s late night show since its 1993 debut...

A member of The Basic Cable Band on Conan, Merritt has been with O’Brien’s late night show since its 1993 debut. He was also an original member of Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band, has toured and recorded Johnny Copeland and Johnnie Johnson, and performed with artists including Chuck Berry, Son Seals, Ruth Brown, Bruce Springsteen, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was influenced and guided by his father, bassist Jymie Merritt, of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.