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  • Reader Spotlight: Eamonn Morris

    Reader Spotlight: Eamonn Morris

    There’s a great scene in the movie School of Rock, where Jack Black’s character asked one of the students what she had been playing during music class. The student tells him it was a cello, and he said “here’s a bass… tip it on it’s side, and ‘cello’, you’ve got a bass.” While that’s not... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Chuck Bailey

    Reader Spotlight: Chuck Bailey

    To say Chuck Bailey is enthusiastic would be an understatement… and for good reason. After his dad influenced Chuck to play bass, he’s pursued it with passion. Today, he’s building a name for himself in Vegas. Chuck is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Chuck Bailey, former bassist for... »

  • The Second: An Interview with Derrick Hodge

    The Second: An Interview with Derrick Hodge

    As musicians, our main goal is to express ourselves as freely and truly as possible. One listen to Derrick Hodge’s and you’ll know he achieved that, but it goes deeper. Each song has an openness that seems to touch on the listener’s own emotions, like tapping into a social consciousness. The Second is, in fact,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jarrod Gee

    Reader Spotlight: Jarrod Gee

    Meet Jarrod Gee, a guitarist-turned-bassist who has a regular day gig, but that doesn’t stop him from gigging until 3am. Jarrod is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I am a 23 year old guitar player turned bassist. I had always played around with bass on the side, but... »

  • The Universe Inside: An Interview with Alana Rocklin

    The Universe Inside: An Interview with Alana Rocklin

    Veteran electronic jam band STS9’s latest release, The Universe Inside, is something new for the band. It’s their first full-length LP in nearly seven years and features more vocal songs than their typically instrumental output. It’s more influenced by pop of the ’70s and ’80s. It’s also the first to be anchored by bassist Alana... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jaymi Millard

    Reader Spotlight: Jaymi Millard

    Meet Jaymi Millard, who has a life devoted to bass – touring, recording, writing about and repping. And not just any basses either – Jaymi is all about pink when it comes to his basses. Jaymi is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: The Pinkbassman! Jaymi graduated from Belmont... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Benjamin Race

    Reader Spotlight: Benjamin Race

    Meet Benjamin Race, a musician and producer living in the UK and doing some pretty stellar work in his music career. Sounds like Benjamin got a good start in life, with a father who served as inspiration – and one with impeccable musical tastes (if you ask us). Benjamin in this week’s No Treble reader... »

  • Turnitup: An Interview with Ida Nielsen

    Turnitup: An Interview with Ida Nielsen

    Ida Nielsen has gone by several names, including Ida Funkhouser and Bassida, but one thing has always stayed consistent: her rock solid funk style. The Danish bassist was building her own artistic empire with her band and a pair of solo albums when Prince handpicked her to be his bassist. Starting in 2010, Nielsen toured... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Phil Mann

    Reader Spotlight: Phil Mann

    Meet Phil Mann, a busy bassist, journalist and educator living in London. Just looking at Phil’s gig list is impressive enough, and we loved his answer to the “Day Gig” question. Phil is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a graduate of the Players School Of Music in... »

  • In Memoriam: Preston Hubbard

    In Memoriam: Preston Hubbard

    Bassist Preston Hubbard, who held down the low end for the Fabulous Thunderbirds, has passed away. He was 63 years old. Hubbard was born in Providence, Rhode Island and picked up the bass at 14 years old. He joined Roomful of Blues as a young man, where he was part of the first backing band... »