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  • Reader Spotlight: Birch Pereira

    Reader Spotlight: Birch Pereira

    Meet Birch Pereira, a bassist (actually multi-instrumentalist) who stays busy with a life dedicated to music. Birch is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I am an upright and electric bassist who had been a hardworking sideman in the Seattle jazz, funk and pop scene for a decade but... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Chris Davison

    Reader Spotlight: Chris Davison

    Meet Chris Davison, a bassist who got his start at the age of 10, thanks to his parents who bought him a Fender Precision for Christmas. Chris is a busy bassist (and cellist) working with a couple of bands and doing freelance work. He’s this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Guillaume Couture

    Reader Spotlight: Guillaume Couture

    Meet Guillaume Couture, a bassist from Canada who had the good fortune of growing up around a P-bass (his dad’s). Guillaume started experimenting with it, kicking off a 12-year (and counting) run on the bass. Guillaume is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: For as... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Matt Thomas

    Reader Spotlight: Matt Thomas

    Meet Matt Thomas, who decided he wanted to play guitar at first, and decided maybe “four strings would be easier.” He later determined this wasn’t the case, but he stuck with it. Today, he enjoys gigging after his day job is done. Matt is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Middleton

    Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Middleton

    Meet Jeremy Middleton, a busy bassist living in the Nashville area who got his start thanks to his dad taking him to gigs as far back as he can remember. Jeremy is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: I grew up in southwest Ohio with... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Jon Packard

    Reader Spotlight: Jon Packard

    Meet Jon Packard, a bassist who spent his career in the Air Force and played around the world in military bands. While Jon started out as a piano player, the love for the low end made him switch to the bass. Jon is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!)... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Rachel Rhodes

    Reader Spotlight: Rachel Rhodes

    Meet Rachel Rhodes, a musician who started life in Austin, Texas and now lives in France playing music and working on mobile games. While she started on other instruments, she credits her dad with showing her the way, with plenty of James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, David Hood, and others in rotation. Rachel is this week’s... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Adam Duym

    Reader Spotlight: Adam Duym

    Meet Adam Duym, a trumpeter-turned-bassist who now teaches music for a living, as well as actively gigs in a band and as a sub. Adam is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: I was your quintessential “band nerd” in high school, playing trumpet in the... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Dave Siff

    Reader Spotlight: Dave Siff

    Meet Dave Siff, a bassist and dad who takes playing bass and gigging seriously while also having a lot of fun. And he gets the role of bassist. Dave is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: I’m pretty much your run-of-the-mill suburban dad who refuses... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Roy Eraca

    Reader Spotlight: Roy Eraca

    Meet Roy Eraca, who got his start on bass after making a promise to improve his grades (he did, and his reward was a new bass guitar). Since then, Roy has gone from being a “closet player” to a gigging one. Roy is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!)... »