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  • 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... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Daniel Boland

    Reader Spotlight: Daniel Boland

    Meet Daniel Boland. Daniel learned to play eight different instruments before realizing bass was his calling. His story is a touching one – and one we found easy to select as this week’s reader spotlight. Bio: It was roughly 14 years ago that my mother got diagnosed with a terminal illness. Being just a kid,... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Nelson Montana

    Reader Spotlight: Nelson Montana

    Meet Nelson Montana, a musician who plays eleven instruments in total. But thankfully, he claims the bass as his primary one. While he started out on other instruments, he said he fell in love with the bass, “the feel, the sound, and the majesty of it.” We dig that. Nelson also has some great thoughts... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Michele della Malva

    Reader Spotlight: Michele della Malva

    Meet Michele della Malva, a bass player who hopes to play for 1,000 years. Michele’s dad got him his start with music and playing, and though it was the wrong instrument (guitar), it paved the way for Michele to find the bass. Michele keeps busy playing in a variety of bands and is wrapping up... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Linus Abrahamson

    Reader Spotlight: Linus Abrahamson

    Meet Linus Abrahamson, a musician from Sweden who never seems to sit still and has certainly accomplished quite a lot in his musical career: three separate projects happening right now (with his fourth on hiatus due to “people having babies”), a double master’s degree in music education, and more. Linus is No Treble’s reader in... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Valerio “Fluido” Celentano

    Reader Spotlight: Valerio “Fluido” Celentano

    Meet Valerio “Fluido” Celentano, a bassist who was born in Italy but has made his way to New York City in pursuit of his musical career. Valerio is quite the character, as you’ll soon see. I’m not sure I’ve met a person here who has even close to the musical interests as he does –... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ron Jaworski

    Reader Spotlight: Ron Jaworski

    When I first saw this submission for Reader Spotlight, I did a double take… Ron Jaworski? Turns out the ex-Eagle QB is not a bassist (at least that we’re aware of). This Ron Jaworski is, and we loved his story. Ron has a pretty crazy day job, but manages to make time for his band... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Josh Barber

    Reader Spotlight: Josh Barber

    Meet Josh Barber, this week’s No Treble Reader in the Spotlight. Josh has been playing music for most of his life, but it was at the age of 14 that his friends needed a bass player for their band, and Josh made the leap. Once he did, he said he had a hard time putting... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Caleb Denton Evans

    Reader Spotlight: Caleb Denton Evans

    To me, one of the greatest joys of publishing No Treble is our weekly reader spotlight. And it is an even bigger joy when we can spotlight someone who is getting their start in music with a ton of energy and dedication. Bassist Caleb Denton Evans fits that description perfectly. Not just that, but he... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jon Hynes

    Reader Spotlight: Jon Hynes

    Meet Jon Hynes, a multi-instrumentalist from Canada who has covered a lot of ground with his music. When all of his friends wanted to play guitar, he knew he would have to pick up bass if they wanted to have a band. Since then he thinks “of the bass as the ‘responsible’ instrument,” he says.... »