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  • Reader Spotlight: Brian Wroten

    Reader Spotlight: Brian Wroten

    I first discovered Brian Wroten thanks to his excellent bass transcriptions and videos. We connected over email, and he became a guest contributor here, offering up some terrific analysis and transcriptions. Now we get to hear about his life and background. Brian is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio:... »

  • In Memoriam: Jim Mouradian

    In Memoriam: Jim Mouradian

    Bassist and luthier Jim Mouradian has passed away after a massive heart attack following a performance with Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters in Connecticut. Mouradian grew up in a family of musicians, picking up the bass in junior high school. His family owned a rug business, which he worked at around college. He created a... »

  • House of Waters: An Interview with Moto Fukushima

    House of Waters: An Interview with Moto Fukushima

    Typically we think of a power trio as guitar, bass, and drums, but House of Waters isn’t your typical power trio. The trio mixes things up with Max ZT on hammered dulcimer, Ignacio Rivas Bixio on percussion, and Moto Fukushima on bass. Fukushima was born and raised in Japan, moving to the United States in... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jesse Brotter

    Reader Spotlight: Jesse Brotter

    Meet Jesse Brotter, a bassist living in Queens who stays busy performing around Boston and New York with a number of bands. Jesse describes his playing as versatile, with a frenzied style. He’s this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight, and here’s his story… Bio: Jesse Brotter is an east coast-based electric bassist, multi-instrumentalist,... »

  • In Memoriam: Doug Evans

    In Memoriam: Doug Evans

    Doug Evans, who laid down the low end for punk trio the Didjits, passed away December 28th. He was 53 years old. Evans founded the seminal punk band with brothers Rick and Brad Sims in 1983. They spent much of their career on Touch and Go Records, releasing five studio albums before they split in... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Share Your Story

    Reader Spotlight: Share Your Story

    Happy new year! Normally, we’d feature one of No Treble’s readers in this space, but we decided to start 2017 with an invitation instead – just in case you weren’t aware of how the reader spotlight here works. Our Reader Spotlight is one of our all-time favorites here because we get to feature you. Submitting... »

  • In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2016

    In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2016

    2016 was a hard year for losses in entertainment, and it was no different for the bass community. Too many legends and lesser-known heroes of the bass passed away this year, but their memories will live on through the music they made and the lives they touched. Join us as we remember the lives and... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Steve Fabry

    Reader Spotlight: Steve Fabry

    Meet Steve Fabry, who took quite a musical journey as a kid before finally finding the bass. Steve is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I was born the 29th of April, 1985 in Verviers. I lived with music. My father was a sound engineer, and I took drum... »

  • Touché: An Interview with Federico Malaman

    Touché: An Interview with Federico Malaman

    If you’ve ever looked for great bassists online, chances are you’ve watched a clip of Federico Malaman. The Italian bassist has gained a solid following on Facebook and YouTube with videos that blend quirky humor and amazing bass playing. Whether he was covering Michael Jackson or collaborating on original songs, his magnetic persona makes for... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Eric “EQ” Young

    Reader Spotlight: Eric “EQ” Young

    Meet bassist Eric “EQ” Young, who as a high school student saw Larry Graham perform, and the rest is history. Eric spends his time performing for ConFunkShun and working as a solo artist. He’s this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Singer, songwriter and virtuoso bass player Eric “EQ” Young couldn’t be... »