Double bassist & educator Julio Appling lives in Vancouver, WA. He previously served as the primary bassist for Portland-based jamgrass group The Student Loan as well as fusion group Trio Flux. Julio earned his B.A. in Music (Bass Performance) from the University of Redlands and an M.M. in Musicology from Bowling Green State University. As an educator Julio has served as an instructor of both music and technology courses at BGSU Firelands, Tiffin University, and Clark College.