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  • Reader Spotlight: Mike Smith

    Reader Spotlight: Mike Smith

    Meet Mike Smith, a bassist from the UK who keeps extremely busy with a life of music. What struck me is that Mike said he would love music to be his day job… it isn’t. But he does have a day job, and he plays in five bands (that we know of!) Mike is the... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Paul O’Moore

    Reader Spotlight: Paul O’Moore

    Meet Paul O’Moore, a man who had a career in music long before he picked up an instrument. But Paul eventually picked up a bass and the rest – as they say – is history. Paul is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of January 19, 2015. Here’s his story… Bio:... »

  • Sozo: An Interview with Nathan Navarro

    Sozo: An Interview with Nathan Navarro

    Nathan Navarro has been a favorite on No Treble for several years, and it’s obvious why. His innovative videos and incredible use of effects have captured the attention of millions of viewers with popular covers and originals. The bassist’s sound has evolved over several years, and that sound can be heard on his new EP,... »

  • In Memoriam: Tim Drummond

    In Memoriam: Tim Drummond

    Another fantastic session bassist has left us. Tim Drummond, who worked with artists ranging from James Brown to Bob Dylan to Neil Young, has passed away at the age of 74. A cause of death has not been announced. Drummond was born in Canton, Illinois in 1940. He honed his craft in the clubs around... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Alasdair McLachlan

    Reader Spotlight: Alasdair McLachlan

    As the person who reads all of the Reader Spotlight submissions we receive, I get to read a lot of great stories. This one, told by bassist and No Treble reader Alasdair McLachlan is one of my favorites. There’s just something cool about a person living the dream the way Alasdair appears to do, with... »

  • In Memoriam: Henry Strzelecki

    In Memoriam: Henry Strzelecki

    Sad news to report today: prolific Nashville session bassist Henry Strzelecki passed away on December 30th after being struck by a car. He was 75 years old. Henry Strzelecki was born in Birmingham, Alabama and relocated the Nashville when he was still young. He began his recording career in country music with songwriter Baker Knight... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Thomas Melville

    Reader Spotlight: Thomas Melville

    Many bassists we cover here didn’t start out on bass. But for Thomas Melville, the path was about as unique as it gets. There’s no doubt that he found his calling. Just check out this quote from his story: There’s no greater feeling than locking in with the drummer and playing a tasty bass line... »

  • In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2014

    In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2014

    At the close of each year, we take time to remember those we lost in the bass community. 2014 saw the passing of some of the most influential bassists of our lifetime. Join us as we take a moment to remember the lives and legacies of the bass players we lost this year. Paul Goddard... »

  • In Memoriam: Larry Sims

    In Memoriam: Larry Sims

    Bassist/vocalist Larry Sims, who was an original member of Loggins & Messina, has passed away of undisclosed causes. Bandleader Jim Messina broke the news on his Facebook page. “I was awakened this morning with a phone call that Larry Sims has passed away. As most of you know Larry was the original bass player and... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Russ Rodgers

    Reader Spotlight: Russ Rodgers

    Meet Russ Rodgers, an accomplished bassist and teacher with a career spanning more than 30 years. Pretty cool when you can claim Adam Nitti and Todd Smallie as your students, and Russ has also studied under some top notch bassists as well. Russ is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of December... »