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  • Reader Spotlight: Chris Kollias

    Reader Spotlight: Chris Kollias

    Meet Chris Kollias, a versatile, busy and humble bassist from Greece who has a great story to share. Chris is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of May 5, 2014. Bio: I was born on December 8, 1986, and I live in Athens, Greece. I took the first steps in music at... »

  • Rockin’ With Rocco: An Interview with Francis “Rocco” Prestia

    Rockin’ With Rocco: An Interview with Francis “Rocco” Prestia

    Few bassists have a style that is as instantly recognizable as Francis “Rocco” Prestia’s funky, bubbly ghost and 16th-note playing. His work with Tower of Power has shaped what is expected of a funk bassist in terms of playing in the pocket and has subsequently inspired countless bass players. Prestia himself is humble about his... »

  • In Memoriam: Paul Goddard of Atlanta Rhythm Section

    In Memoriam: Paul Goddard of Atlanta Rhythm Section

    Atlanta Rhythm Section bassist Paul Goddard has passed away, according to news reports and confirmed by the band on their Facebook page. He was 68. Goddard was among the founding members of the band in 1970 when the former members of the Candymen and the Classics IV became the session band for Studio One in... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jason Raso

    Reader Spotlight: Jason Raso

    Meet Jason Raso, a bassist and instructor from Ontario who says he has “zero control over [his] face muscles when [he] plays.” In other words, he’s a bass player. He’s also the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of April 28, 2014. Bio: Jason Raso has a funk heart and a jazz... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Harry Ostrem

    Reader Spotlight: Harry Ostrem

    Meet Harry Ostrem, a busy bassist, educator and (sometimes) Mick Jagger impersonator. He has a great story, as you’ll see. Harry is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of April 21, 2014. Bio: I first picked up a bass guitar in 8th grade and continuously played in rock bands and jazz... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ryan Redemption

    Reader Spotlight: Ryan Redemption

    Meet Ryan Redemption, a bassist from Thunder Bay in Ontario who is living the low end life. When Ryan first picked up the bass in school, he said he thought it would be an easy credit. He got more than he bargained for, in what he describes as “a lifestyle instead”. Ryan is the No... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Shane Andison

    Reader Spotlight: Shane Andison

    Meet bassist Shane Andison, a busy musician who started fast in his music career, and never seemed to look back from there. Shane is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of April 7, 2014. Bio I’ve been playing bass guitar professionally for over 10 years, starting off laying down the low... »

  • Bass Artistry: An Interview with Michael Manring

    Bass Artistry: An Interview with Michael Manring

    The art of solo bass has been steadily growing for the past couple of decades, but one bassist has always been a leading figure in the field. That bassist is Michael Manring. It’s not just his use of extended techniques, his unusual tunings, or his unique gear that sets him apart. Manring consistently presents a... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Matt Sanchez

    Reader Spotlight: Matt Sanchez

    Meet Matt Sanchez, a bassist with an interesting combo of work and music. Like many people here, Matt didn’t start with the bass. But while most either started on drums or guitar before making the switch, Matt tried both – starting on drums, switching to guitar and then finally finding home on the bass. Matt... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Polar Sky

    Reader Spotlight: Polar Sky

    Meet Polar Sky, a member of our illustrious bass club and also a member of the cool names club. Not only is her name unique, so is her playing style – as you’ll see in her story below. Polar is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of March 24, 2014. Bio I... »