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  • Reader Spotlight: Calum Craig

    Reader Spotlight: Calum Craig

    Meet Calum Craig, once a classical guitarist who saw the light and switched to bass. Calum is part of a multi-national band known as Frontierer. He’s this week’s reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m from Edinburgh in Scotland. I played in a few bands at home before I moved to Spain three... »

  • In Memoriam: Bob Cranshaw

    In Memoriam: Bob Cranshaw

    Sad news to report today: bass legend Bob Cranshaw has passed away after battling stage 4 cancer. He was 83. Born in Evanston, Illinois in 1932, Cranshaw picked up the bass in high school. He played in several groups in his youth, eventually starting his more than a 50-year musical relationship with saxophonist Sonny Rollins... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Rob Pizapio

    Reader Spotlight: Rob Pizapio

    Meet Rob Pizapio, a man who has had a life-long love for the low end. Rob can be found in and around northern New Jersey with his band, who literally light up the stage. Rob is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I started playing bass at a young... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Guntis Kursišs

    Reader Spotlight: Guntis Kursišs

    Meet Guntis Kursišs, a relative newcomer on bass (by way of euphonium and guitar). We loved Guntis’s approach to eventual world domination (or more accurately universal domination). Guntis is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a young man practicing like a communist working. I graduated music school on... »

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  • Looming Large: An Interview with Matt Ulery

    Looming Large: An Interview with Matt Ulery

    Matt Ulery has just released , an ambitious album that features three distinct musical formats. Billed as Ulery’s Loom/Large, the core of the album features his regular Loom quintet bookcased by a jazz orchestra and his “festival” band. While each band brings a different sound to the table, the organic nature of the bassist’s compositions... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Andrej Doms

    Reader Spotlight: Andrej Doms

    Meet Andrej Doms, a keyboardist-turned-bassist who works in IT by day and gigs by night. Andrej is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’ve been an amateur bassist since 1991. I’ve played in different amateur bands with styles ranging from punk rock, rock/pop, cover to jazz and soul. My... »

  • Like An Arrow: An Interview with Richard Turner

    Like An Arrow: An Interview with Richard Turner

    Blackberry Smoke is often hailed as the triumphant return of true Southern Rock, and maybe rightfully so. The five-piece, Atlanta-based band brings all the right flavors with authenticity and a penchant for writing memorable hooks, but they aren’t pigeonholed into one style. They have wide influences that seem to inform their powerful songs in unique... »

  • In Memoriam: Tim Cloonan

    In Memoriam: Tim Cloonan

    Sad news to report today: bass builder Tim Cloonan has passed away. The Philadelphia-based luthier owned and operated Callowhill Guitars, creating basses for some of the world’s top players including Tim Lefebvre, Dywane “Mononeon” Thomas, Owen Biddle, Derrick Hodge, Steve Jenkins, and more. Cloonan was a guitar player that saw the need for better bass... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Scott Jehlik

    Reader Spotlight: Scott Jehlik

    Meet Scott Jehlik, who got his start on bass after seeing Rush’s Exit Stage Left. He said once he experienced Geddy Lee’s “fire breathing Rickenbacker, there was no going back.” Scott is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Scott is a long time veteran of the Los Angeles and... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Noah Laniakea

    Reader Spotlight: Noah Laniakea

    Meet Noah Laniakea, a bassist who followed an interesting path in his musical journey. Noah picked up the bass in elementary school, continuing through high school. Then he found a bass teacher, who turned him on to Edgar Meyer. That game changing moment put him on a whole different path. Noah is this week’s No... »