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  • Reader Spotlight: Remy Gail

    Reader Spotlight: Remy Gail

    Meet Remy Gail, a bassist who grew up in a musical environment, but didn’t take up bass until later in life. She keeps busy in a gigging band that plays around the tri-state area around her home town of Franklin Lakes, NJ. Remy is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight this week, and here’s her... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mischa Marcks

    Reader Spotlight: Mischa Marcks

    Meet Mischa Marcks, a bassist with a real focus on music and making music his work. Mischa has studied the world in his travels, and keeps busy playing in bands, teaching, producing, composing and more. Mischa is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Heartbeat. Pulse. Groove. Five strings, one... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Miles Burger

    Reader Spotlight: Miles Burger

    Meet Miles Burger, who might be the busiest gigging bassist in high school we’ve ever seen. He’s also a “doubler” – performing on both upright and bass guitar. Miles is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m an 18 year old high school senior living in Philadelphia. As my... »

  • In Memoriam: Terry Plumeri

    In Memoriam: Terry Plumeri

    The bass world is grieving as double bassist and composer Johnterryl “Terry” Plumeri was murdered in his Florida home this week in what police believe was part of a string of burglaries. He was 71 years old. Plumeri began music at the age of 10. He studied at the Manhattan School of Music in New... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Matthew Girard

    Reader Spotlight: Matthew Girard

    Meet Matthew Girard, who works by day at the Museum of Fine Arts and keeps busy as a working bassist too. While Matthew started out on trumpet, his took his first shot at bass when that became an option. He hasn’t looked back. Matthew is this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio:... »

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  • In Memoriam: Joe Skyward

    In Memoriam: Joe Skyward

    Joe Skyward, born Joe Howard, has died after a two-year fight with cancer. He was 57. The former Posies and Sunny Day Real Estate bassist’s passing was announced on the Posies Facebook page. “Joe Skyward, aka Joe Bass, left us last night,” the post read. “He had been fighting cancer for the last 2 years.... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Pim Meester

    Reader Spotlight: Pim Meester

    Meet Pim Meester, a bassist, teacher and student living in The Netherlands. Pim has a great story to tell, and anyone who lists Juan Nelson as an influence is big in my book. His gear list is pretty special too. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a 21 year old Dutch bass player. I play in... »

  • Entheos: An Interview with Evan Brewer

    Entheos: An Interview with Evan Brewer

    After dropping their Primal EP last year, Entheos is returning with their full-length release The Infinite Nothing on April 1st. The band – comprised of singer Chaney Crabb, guitarist Malcolm Pugh, drummer Navene Koperweis and bass wizard Evan Brewer – have spent the year refining their sound in the studio and on the road. Brewer’s... »

  • In Memoriam: James Jamerson, Jr.

    In Memoriam: James Jamerson, Jr.

    Very sad news to report today: James Jamerson, Jr. has passed away at the age of 58. A cause of death has not been announced, though he had been ill for some time. Jamerson followed in the footsteps of his father, the legendary Motown studio musician, as a bassist. In fact, much of his childhood... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Simone Croes

    Reader Spotlight: Simone Croes

    Meet Simone Croes, a bassist from Holland who tells us she holds the distinction of being the first female bass guitarist to graduate from the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Simone is busy working on her debut album now. Here’s her story… Bio: I’m a bass guitar player from Amsterdam, Europe. I’ve played in several bands and... »