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  • Reader Spotlight: “Monster” Mike Cobb

    Reader Spotlight: “Monster” Mike Cobb

    So here’s the thing about “Monster” Mike Cobb: he says that at the age of 7, he pledged his allegiance to the FUNK the whole FUNK and nothing but the FUNK. It worked… Mike just so happens to be Bootsy Collins’ back up bassist. This is a great read. Enjoy this week’s No Treble reader... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mia Webster

    Reader Spotlight: Mia Webster

    Meet Mia Webster, a bassist who has as much personality coming through as any I’ve seen in the Reader Spotlight series. Mia also has the right attitude when it comes to bass and music. Here’s her story. Bio: I’m Mia, I’m 25 and I live in Norwich, UK. I’ve been playing bass for a few... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Tony Gregory

    Reader Spotlight: Tony Gregory

    Tony Gregory was five years old when his dad put a bass in his hands. That was all it took. Today, Tony plays in two bands in and around Connecticut. He’s this week’s reader in the spotlight, and here’s his story. Bio: I was born in Brooklyn NY in the 70’s, and my pop played... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Deoindra Harrell

    Reader Spotlight: Deoindra Harrell

    Meet Deoindra Harrell, a young bassist who caught our attention with her love for bass. It is a love that runs so deep she said, “I honestly feel like I could care less what bass I’m playing, just as long as I have a bass guitar in my hands.” To us, that’s what it is... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Steve Carriere

    Reader Spotlight: Steve Carriere

    Meet Steve Carriere, a man who started early in life in music, and made it his career – now spanning 25 years (teaching) and 37 years (playing bass). Steve is No Treble’s reader in the spotlight for the week of June 1st, 2015. Here’s his story. Bio: I started playing bass in jazz band and... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Michal Šelep

    Reader Spotlight: Michal Šelep

    Meet Michal Šelep, a bassist from Slovakia who has a great knack for story telling, as you’ll see below. Michal also seems to have a great outlook on life and music. He’s the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of May 25, 2015. Bio: It’s been 22 years since I’ve been making... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Lynne Davis

    Reader Spotlight: Lynne Davis

    Meet Lynne Davis, a musician who started young in her musical journey, and turned her focus to bass thanks to Pino Palladino’s work with Paul Young. Lynne has enjoyed a busy and fruitful career as a bassist and educator. She also says “crikey!” For most of those reasons, she was an easy choice for this... »

  • Reader Spotlight: LeRoy Patterson

    Reader Spotlight: LeRoy Patterson

    Sometimes we get a submission on the Reader Spotlight, and I recognize the person. This was the case when I saw LeRoy Patterson’s story come through. I met LeRoy more than once – at Gerald Veasley’s annual Bass Bootcamp. But I didn’t know the complete story until now – and this bass player has a... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Declan Miers

    Reader Spotlight: Declan Miers

    Meet Declan Miers, a young bassist who has been playing music from a very early age. He has a great story, and one of my favorite parts is the beginning, when he “picked up [his] dad’s 1975 Rickenbacker 4001 and got to work.” At just 14 years of age, Declan is doing work beyond his... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Mike Montgomery

    Reader Spotlight: Mike Montgomery

    Mike Montgomery first heard Stanley Clarke’s I Wanna Play For You and soon after heard Weather Report’s Heavy Weather (with Jaco Pastorius). That was all it took for him to want to switch from clarinet to bass. After a 15 year break from music, he stared up again. Mike is No Treble’s reader in the... »