Lynn Fitzgerald

  • Note: Lynn is currently unavailable for comment (something about the Witness Protection Program), so on his behalf, we’ll list what little is known about him.
  • Lynn’s nickname is “HoChee Lynn.”
  • HoChee plays bass guitar with The Rockets. His first bass was carved from an ex-girlfriend’s wooden leg. He never made it to second base.
  • HoChee’s favorite musicians are: Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, Larry Graham, Bill Black, Duck Dunn, Jaco Pastorius, John Entwistle, Bill Wyman, Tommy Cogbill, Jack Bruce, Bootsy Collins, Tony Levin, Sting, Francis Rocco Prestia, Verdine White, Willie Dixon, Louis Johnson, Noel Redding, Willie Weeks, Michael Henderson, Flea, Leland Sklar, Billy Nelson, John McVie, Robert “Kool” Bell, Rick Danko, “Sweet Charles” Sherrell, John Paul Jones, Stuart Hamm, “Ready” Freddy Washington, Jimmy Haslip, Marcus Miller, Nathan East, Paul Goddard, Phil Lesh, Richard Davis, Jack Casady, Bernard Edwards, Berry Oakley, Maynard G. Krebs, Victor Wooten, and Les Claypool.
  • HoChee’s first professional gig was actually in utero. His ultrasound had such a funky beat that the attending nurse offered his Mom $10 for a tape of it.
  • HoChee has performed with a number of bands prior to his stint with The Rockets, including “Circuits Ole”, “The Wren Tin Ten”, and “Ned and the Meaty Urologists.” He had a brief run with “The Bad Badderies.” Frequent replacement of band members led to uneven performance and eventual breakup. Some die hard fans still collect their rare recordings.
  • 2006 was a banner year for Lynn, marrying his bride Staci and being presented with his son, Mason (whose freakishly long fingers foretell a future in music). It was also the first year he received a tax refund check from Uncle Sam.
  • Something most people don’t know about HoChee Lynn: He was born in Butcher Hollow, KY, in 1935, and his biggest hit album was “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” In 1990, a movie based on his life starred Sissy Spacek, who delivered an Oscar-winning performance…wait a minute…that’s LORETTA Lynn, not HoChee Lynn. Never mind.
  • The most interesting people HoChee has met include Mother Theresa, Allen Ginsberg, and Homer Crutching, the guy who paints the yellow lines down the middle of JFK Blvd. in North Little Rock. He pioneered a short lived synthesis of marching brass and rap known as “brap” in the band Tuba Faux.
  • He works with both inner and outer city kids and is a frequent contributor to The Children’s Wildlife Fund.
  • He is a third degree black belt in tofu.
  • He was a finalist on American Idle and just missed the cut on So You Think You Can Dwell.
  • His greatest influence is gravity.
  • He is honorary spokesperson for Arkansas Fruit Growers Association and often can be heard exhorting those around him “C’mon grow a pear.”
  • His favorite food is jello korma.
  • His favorite colors are knotwell red, farmer tan, and clear.
  • His favorite comedians are Neitzshe and Bob Ross.
  • He is author of the soon to be best seller “Finding The Right Note With GPS.”