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  • Leo Fender honored by the Recording Academy

    The Recording Academy has honored the late Clarence “Leo” Fender with the Technical Grammy Award, created to acknowledge “contributions of outstanding technical signifcance to the recording field.” The award was presented during a ceremony on February 7th, and during the February 8th Grammys. While Fender didn’t invent the electric guitar as many believed, he did... »

  • Featured bass gigs

    Orange County, California: Melodic Metalcore band needs bass player and drummer (more bass gigs in Orange County) Denver, Colorado: Bass Player Needed (no blues or punk). I’m looking to expand my existing live act to be more full and cohesive with extra burst of fire. (more bass gigs in Denver) West Carleton, Ontario, Canada: No... »

  • Jerry Jemmott Workshop

    Jerry Jemmott, aka “The Groove Master” is holding a half-day workshop at the Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The workshop will be held on February 21 at 1 p.m. and is open to all musicians. Jemmott is one of the most recorded and influential bassists of all... »

  • Quintin Berry: Bass and Drum Jam

    Quintin Berry: Bass and Drum Jam

    We first heard this jam and then saw it. Quintin Berry‘s unusual style really caught us off guard, so we looked around to find out more. Quintin’s style has been called an “unusual underhanded technique, catchy fingerstyle and funky sound.” We can’t think of a better way to put it, and showing it is even... »

  • Victor Wooten set to open Wooten Woods

    Since 2000, Victor Wooten has been running his Bass/Nature camp, and dreaming of having his own location. In 2008, Wooten and his wife purchased about 150 acres of land near Nashville, Tennessee to serve as the new home for the camp. Since April 2008, the camp has been under construction, and the first “Wooten Woods... »

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  • Geddy Lee talks Grammys

    USA Today has a feature on the prospects of Rush ever getting a Grammy, or entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Marco R. della Cava’s lead says it all: “Let’s be honest. When you write 20-minute songs that spin futuristic tales of cruel priests ruling from the mythical Temples of Syrinx — cue... »

  • Jazz Life: the Very Best of Chris Minh Doky

    File this one under an album we missed when it released, but wish we didn’t. Chris Minh Doky released a double album “A Jazz Life” in November 2008. As Chris describes the release, “This is my compilation album, which actually is a double album. One CD contains my favorite vocal tracks (and a brand new... »

  • Rotosound announces new Nexus Bass strings

    A new line of Rotosound Nexus Bass (Black Polymer Coated) strings will hit the shelves in March, 2009. The strings will be available in two popular guages: The NXB40 package will include 40, 60, 80 and 100 The NXB45 package will include 40, 65, 85, 105 Plus a single low B (130 guage). The strings... »

  • Billy Sheehan releasing third solo album

    Billy Sheehan is releasing “Holy Cow!”, his third solo album in March in the U.S. The album is already available in Japan. The album was recorded in Sheehan’s home studio and features guest performances by Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Doug Pinnick of King’s X, Paul Gilbert of Mr. Big & Racer X, and Tony... »

  • Ron Carter performing in NYC with Helen Sung

    Rubin Museum of Art in New York City is hosting a performance with bass legend Ron Carter and pianist Helen Sung on February 6th, 2009 at 7pm. The performance is part of the museum’s 2009 Winter/Spring Harlem in the Himalayas Series. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. »