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  • In Memoriam: Jack Bruce

    In Memoriam: Jack Bruce

    We have lost one of the titans of music and bass. Jack Bruce has passed away at the age of 71, reportedly of liver disease. According to BBC, Bruce’s publicist has confirmed the news, and the family has issued this statement on the bass legend’s official website: “It is with great sadness that we, Jack’s... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Caleb Denton Evans

    Reader Spotlight: Caleb Denton Evans

    To me, one of the greatest joys of publishing No Treble is our weekly reader spotlight. And it is an even bigger joy when we can spotlight someone who is getting their start in music with a ton of energy and dedication. Bassist Caleb Denton Evans fits that description perfectly. Not just that, but he... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jon Hynes

    Reader Spotlight: Jon Hynes

    Meet Jon Hynes, a multi-instrumentalist from Canada who has covered a lot of ground with his music. When all of his friends wanted to play guitar, he knew he would have to pick up bass if they wanted to have a band. Since then he thinks “of the bass as the ‘responsible’ instrument,” he says.... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Joshua Hall

    Reader Spotlight: Joshua Hall

    Meet Joshua Hall, a bassist who is anything but a music snob, which has served him well in his musical quest. His musical interests and knowledge are quiet broad, to say the least. Joshua is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of October 6, 2014. Be sure to check out his... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Eliot Roby

    Reader Spotlight: Eliot Roby

    Meet bassist Eliot Roby. Eliot is a young bassist hailing from Canada, but he seems wise beyond his years. When asked why he chose to play bass, his answer was priceless. In short, he said he wanted something that gave him “a sense of individuality”, and he didn’t want to be like “those guys” (guitarists).... »

  • Snow Owl: An Interview with Juan Garcia-Herreros

    Snow Owl: An Interview with Juan Garcia-Herreros

    If you haven’t caught on to the incredible playing of Snow Owl, it’s high time you did. The bassist – real name Juan Garcia-Herreros – has been turning heads with a style that synthesizes all of his musical tastes with flavors of jazz, latin music, pop, rock and more. Part of that special blend comes... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Sean Fairchild

    Reader Spotlight: Sean Fairchild

    Meet Sean Fairchild, a well-traveled bassist who says he didn’t decide to play bass, rather the bass decided on him. Sean keeps busy playing in bands, including “funkifying the clave” in one of them. He is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of September 22, 2014. Bio: Born and raised overseas before... »

  • In Memoriam: John Gustafson

    In Memoriam: John Gustafson

    Bassist John Gustafson, who spent time in the Ian Gillan Band and Roxy Music, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 72. Gustafson was born in Liverpool and started his early career in the late ’50s and early ’60s. His first group was one of the UK’s first rock trios called The Big Three,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mike Frost

    Reader Spotlight: Mike Frost

    When we featured a video by bassist Mike Frost back in July, it really knocked everyone out. Now we get a look at the story behind this exciting musician. I’m betting as you read this, you’ll be just as impressed as we were. Mike is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Carson Ouellette

    Reader Spotlight: Carson Ouellette

    Meet Carson Ouellette, a bassist who has taken to the double bass in recent years (after a longer run on the electric) to anchor Black Lady Soul. The band offers up a unique blend of genres, but with their own spin. Carson is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of September 8,... »