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  • Reader Spotlight: Adam Dowd

    Reader Spotlight: Adam Dowd

    Meet Adam Dowd, a bassist from the UK who spends his time performing and teaching “the rock stars of tomorrow” at East Riding College. Adam is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I have been many things to many people over the years! I consider myself a “bassist for... »

  • Bass Tracks: An Interview with Derek Frank

    Bass Tracks: An Interview with Derek Frank

    When you take a look at a list of his current gigs, it’s a wonder that Derek Frank gets any sleep at all. The L.A. bassist and musical director has been busy laying down the low end for Shania Twain, Air Supply, Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, and The Dirty Diamond, to name a few.... »

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  • Reader Spotlight: Ariana Falcò

    Reader Spotlight: Ariana Falcò

    Meet Ariana Falcò, a bassist from Argentina who spends her days teaching, recording and playing bass. Ariana is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s her story… Bio: I started to play bass when I was 17 and in a random way, when some friends forgot an electric bass, after a show, in... »

  • Soul Fish: An Interview with Carey Nordstrand

    Soul Fish: An Interview with Carey Nordstrand

    As an instrument builder and pickup maker, Carey Nordstrand has helped scores of musicians find their voice in their tone. Now he’s getting to share his own musical voice with a new release by his band, Moba Jones. Soul Fish is the culmination of musical experiences of Nordstrand and his musical compatriot Edward Heppenstall, whose... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Semjon Becker

    Reader Spotlight: Semjon Becker

    Meet Semjon Becker, a bassist from Germany who got his start standing up his father’s guitars and tried to emulate the double bass. Years later, he and his dad reflected on that story, and his dad bought him a bass. Semjon is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Hello,... »

  • Points of View: An Interview With Tom Kennedy

    Points of View: An Interview With Tom Kennedy

    With decades of playing with some of the world’s top musicians under his belt, Tom Kennedy has seen a lot. Starting with jazz greats when he was just a teenager, the master bassist has seen the world from the stage and the studio. That’s only part of why his new album, Points of View, is... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Liam “Leroy” Owen

    Reader Spotlight: Liam “Leroy” Owen

    Growing up in what he describes as “the wildest and weirdest parts of West Wales,” Liam “Leroy” Owen lived in a home without a TV signal. “So music was what we did,” he shares. His dad – a guitarist – had plenty of instruments around, and when it came time for Liam to choose one,... »

  • Sky Trails: An Interview with Mai Agan

    Sky Trails: An Interview with Mai Agan

    Mai Agan is a bassist with an incredible story. Like every good story, it comes from tons of hard work and a little good timing. Born in Estonia, Agan started her musical career as a child, picking up the bass as a teenager. She studied music in Estonia before moving to Stockholm, Sweden to continue... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Keith “k-dub” White

    Reader Spotlight: Keith “k-dub” White

    Meet Keith White, AKA “k-dub, keeperodafunk.” He has a great story about how he got his start on bass – an instrument he’s now played for over four decades. Keith is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Keith White, also known internationally as “k-dub, keeperodafunk,” has played bass and... »

  • In Memoriam: Sal Cuevas

    In Memoriam: Sal Cuevas

    More sad news to report today: latin bass legend Salvador “Sal” Cuevas has passed away. He was 61 years old. Cuevas was born and raised in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, as such identifying himself as a “Newyorican”. The city’s musical and cultural blend was a big influence on his musical start in... »