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  • Replacements? Don’t count on it.

    According to bassist Tommy Stinson, if the Replacements were to reunite soon, it would be for all the wrong reasons. He says it’s true that promoters have been flashing cash at them, and it’s true the band has contemplated cashing in. But Stinson makes it very clear a reunion would only be for the love... »

  • Juan Nelson Solo on Ben Harper’s “Steal My Kisses”

    Juan Nelson Solo on Ben Harper’s “Steal My Kisses”

    Juan Nelson does it all in this performance, holding down a sweet groove, singing backup and a scat singing/bass playing solo. This video is from a Ben Harper concert at the Hollywood Bowl in 2003. »

  • Roscoe Beck gives cohesion to Leonard Cohen’s latest tour

    Roscoe Beck has been on the road with Leonard Cohen for a worldwide tour. After 98 concerts abroad, they landed stateside February 19th at the sold-out Beacon Theatre in New York City. Fans were elated to see the 74-year-old Cohen perform again after his 15-year absence from the stage. As musical director and bassist, Roscoe... »

  • Bryan Beller tour update

    Bryan Beller is “bringing the music and the message to as many people as possible” with a tour to support the release of Thanks In Advance. Here’s the latest: Saturday, March 7, 2009, 8pm the Bryan Beller Band (special Cleveland lineup!) at The Winchester 12112 Madison Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44107 Admission: $10 Also appearing: Doug... »

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  • Miles Mosley: Voodoo Child

    Miles Mosley: Voodoo Child

    It is fitting Miles Mosley chose to cover Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)”, since he’s doing a Hendrix-like re-invention of his instrument of choice: the upright bass. After all, it isn’t often you get an upright with wah wah, and distortion all at once. Enjoy: »

  • It’s Official: Victor Wooten Jumps to Hartke

    We first caught this on the back of Bass Player magazine: “Please welcome, Mr. Victor Wooten”. Victor Wooten is the latest endorser of Hartke. Wooten used Hartke’s HyDrive cabinets and LH1000 amps during the SMV tour (with Stanley Clarke and Marcus Miller), and is now using them on the Béla Fleck and Flecktones tour. Wooten... »