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  • Reader Spotlight: Russ Webster

    Reader Spotlight: Russ Webster

    Meet Russ Webster, who was first drawn to the low end when he was around 12 years old, thanks to bands like AC/DC, Kiss, and Rush. Today, Russ plays in a successful band in the midwest. Russ is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: My name is Russ Webster... »

  • Get In The Van: Touring Tips From The Pros

    Get In The Van: Touring Tips From The Pros

    Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. That means it’s just about time to pack up the van and take your jams on the road. Before you start pounding the pavement, it’s probably a good idea to take a few notes on what to expect and what to be prepared for on... »

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  • In Memoriam: Kerry Turman

    In Memoriam: Kerry Turman

    Longtime Temptations bassist Kerry Turman passed away April 23rd from what are believed to be natural causes. He was 59 years old. The classic soul band announced the news on their Facebook page. “The Temptations lost a dear member of our family, as bass player Kerry Turman has passed away,” they wrote. “Rest In Peace,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Franziska Plueckhan

    Reader Spotlight: Franziska Plueckhan

    Meet Franziska Plueckhan (aka Sissip), a bassist who has traveled the world, and covers the musical spectrum from solo bass and vocals to studio work, to top 40. Franziska says she got her start on bass due to the size of her hands and has been playing ever since. She’s this week’s No Treble reader... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Dylan Caillouet

    Reader Spotlight: Dylan Caillouet

    Meet Dylan Caillouet, a bassist from New Orleans who has an impressive resume over his 13 years of playing. Dylan is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I am a New Orleans musician who has played with the likes of Trombone Shorty, George Porter Jr., Henrik Linder, Tab Benoit,... »

  • Sons of Africa: An Interview with Cheikh Ndoye

    Sons of Africa: An Interview with Cheikh Ndoye

    Cheikh Ndoye has just released his latest album as a leader, entitled . The eight-song collection is an incredible blend of the Senegal-born bassist’s African roots and his love of jazz. Deep grooves and soulful melodies abound in seven original songs along with a fresh take on the Jaco Pastorius classic “Continuum.” We caught up... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Bill Bodily

    Reader Spotlight: Bill Bodily

    Meet Bill Bodily, a bassist and software developer who manages to balance both to allow him to tour. For 26 years, Bill has been pursuing the bass – starting with a reluctant teacher before venturing out on his own. Bill is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: Bill Bodily... »

  • In Memoriam: Banner Thomas

    In Memoriam: Banner Thomas

    Former Molly Hatchet bassist Banner Thomas has passed away from a heart attack. The news was shared by the band on their Facebook page. “Molly Hatchet bassist, Banner Thomas passed away this morning,” they wrote. “From 1978 – 1983, Banner played on the first four MH albums, including the hit Flirtin’ With Disaster. He left... »

  • Reader Spotlight: David Ashton

    Reader Spotlight: David Ashton

    Meet David Ashton, who started playing bass three years ago thanks to a band in need of a bassist. When his mother became ill, he started focusing more on his music. Then an encounter with Victor Wooten changed things even more. David is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio:... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Carlos Holguin

    Reader Spotlight: Carlos Holguin

    Meet Carlos Holguin, a bassist from Las Vegas who got his start in middle school, thinking it would be a temporary situation. But he ended up loving the bass, and the rest is history. Carlos is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I have always been musically inclined. To... »