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  • Reader Spotlight: Dylan Caillouet

    Reader Spotlight: Dylan Caillouet

    Meet Dylan Caillouet, a bassist from New Orleans who has an impressive resume over his 13 years of playing. Dylan is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I am a New Orleans musician who has played with the likes of Trombone Shorty, George Porter Jr., Henrik Linder, Tab Benoit,... »

  • Sons of Africa: An Interview with Cheikh Ndoye

    Sons of Africa: An Interview with Cheikh Ndoye

    Cheikh Ndoye has just released his latest album as a leader, entitled . The eight-song collection is an incredible blend of the Senegal-born bassist’s African roots and his love of jazz. Deep grooves and soulful melodies abound in seven original songs along with a fresh take on the Jaco Pastorius classic “Continuum.” We caught up... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Bill Bodily

    Reader Spotlight: Bill Bodily

    Meet Bill Bodily, a bassist and software developer who manages to balance both to allow him to tour. For 26 years, Bill has been pursuing the bass – starting with a reluctant teacher before venturing out on his own. Bill is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Bill Bodily... »

  • In Memoriam: Banner Thomas

    In Memoriam: Banner Thomas

    Former Molly Hatchet bassist Banner Thomas has passed away from a heart attack. The news was shared by the band on their Facebook page. “Molly Hatchet bassist, Banner Thomas passed away this morning,” they wrote. “From 1978 – 1983, Banner played on the first four MH albums, including the hit Flirtin’ With Disaster. He left... »

  • Reader Spotlight: David Ashton

    Reader Spotlight: David Ashton

    Meet David Ashton, who started playing bass three years ago thanks to a band in need of a bassist. When his mother became ill, he started focusing more on his music. Then an encounter with Victor Wooten changed things even more. David is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio:... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Carlos Holguin

    Reader Spotlight: Carlos Holguin

    Meet Carlos Holguin, a bassist from Las Vegas who got his start in middle school, thinking it would be a temporary situation. But he ended up loving the bass, and the rest is history. Carlos is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I have always been musically inclined. To... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Christopher Halson Griffiths

    Reader Spotlight: Christopher Halson Griffiths

    Meet Christopher Halson Griffiths, a busy bassist from Nashville who jokes that he started playing the bass because “he wasn’t very good at guitar.” Joking aside, Christopher has an impressive resume. Christopher is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Nashville resident and Michigan native has managed to play bass... »

  • The Language of Bass: An Interview with Anthony Crawford

    The Language of Bass: An Interview with Anthony Crawford

    As genres morph and blend into each other, it has been increasingly important for bassists to be able to cover a variety of styles. Many get a style knowledge that is either an inch wide and a mile deep or a mile wide and an inch deep. Anthony Crawford’s knowledge is a mile wide and... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ben Jones

    Reader Spotlight: Ben Jones

    Meet Ben Jones, a busy, working bassist who started out on drums, then heard Stanley Clarke while trying to learn the guitar – and the rest is history. Ben is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I started off as a drummer very young and then graduated to bass... »

  • Forever Funk: An Interview with Lige Curry

    Forever Funk: An Interview with Lige Curry

    George Clinton has been spreading the gospel of funk around the world with Parliament Funkadelic for nearly 50 years, and bassist Lige Curry has been the group’s anchor for nearly four of those decades. Born in Flint, Michigan and raised in the Cleveland, Ohio area, Curry first caught the attention of the P-Funk crew along... »