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  • Someday You’ll Find Me: a bass tapping solo by Mike Hill

    Mike Hill plays with the Johnny Hiland Band, and he lays down a solid groove. After a 2-hour private lesson with Victor Wooten, he started exploring different concepts of the bass resulting in some solo compositions, like this one: For more Mike Hill check out his Myspace page. »

  • A pleasant surprise: a review of Last Time by Evanscapps

    For someone who merely tolerates bands akin to Lynyrd Skynyrd, I was pleasantly surprised when I turned on Last Time by Evanscapps. My first impression was something reminiscent to the grunge bands, Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam. This impression lasted for the first three tracks (Hell if I Know, Dead is Rising, and Innocence), and... »

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  • Michael Manring tour and updates

    Michael Manring is set to door a few shows with acoustic guitarist Tony Kaltenberg in Oregon and Washington from May 29th through the 31st (details below). In June, Michael is making a return trip to the east coast to do a show with the Feinsmith Quartet, the chamber ensemble with cellist Jennifer Culp, guitarist Gyan... »

  • Zander Zon: Epic Love

    I spent a lot of time this weekend watching videos by Youtuber Zander Zon, sorry I hadn’t heard of him sooner. It was hard to pick one video to feature, but here goes: “Epic Love” is an original composition by Zander (or is it Mr. Zon?), played on his Zon VB4 bass with D’Addario Piccolo... »

  • Fieldy & Co team up for Chi Cheng benefit instrumental

    Korn bassist Fieldy (Reginald Arvizu) is teaming up with musicians to record an instrumental to help raise funds for Deftones bassist Chi Cheng‘s medical bills. Fieldy is joined by drummer and Korn bandmate Ray Luzier, guitarist Jim Root of Slipknot, former Korn lead guitarist Brian “Head” Welch and guitarist Clint Lowery of Sevendust. As we... »

  • Dave Brubeck: Time Out, 50th anniversary

    The legendary album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Time Out, will be re-released in celebration of its 50th anniversary, on May 26th, 2009. This album features the bass talents of Eugene Wright who in addition to Brubeck, performed with jazz legends Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, and Carmen McRae. His solid rhythm compliments the drumming of... »

  • Ray Riendeau: Actual Proof

    Hot off the presses, check out bassist Ray Riendeau and drummer Martin Diamond nail Herbie Hancock’s “Actual Proof”. Tight. »

  • Neal Fountain joins Jimmy Herring Band tour

    Megaphone Man bassist Neal Fountain will be touring with the Jimmy Herring Band (The Dead, Widespread Panic) from June through July. He’s replacing Oteil Burbridge for the first part of the tour, and Matthew Garrison for the second leg. 6/4/09 – Wakarusa Music in Ozark, AK (Main Stage) – 3:30pm 6/5/09 – Flytrap Music Hall... »

  • 311 to release ninth studio album

    311 will release their latest album, Uplifter, on June 2nd. This highly anticipated album is a follow up to 2005’s Don’t Tread On Me. (Has it been that long since we’ve heard P-Nut?) This album, now available for pre-order, features the single, “Hey You”, that hit the airwaves on April 7th, 2009. Tracks: 1. Hey... »

  • Ean Evans’ last recording: “Last Time”

    EvanCapps, the side project between bassist Ean Evans Bobby Capps (keyboardist for .38 Special), have released Last Time. As we reported last week, Evans passed away on May 6th, after a battle with cancer. “Last Time” label, Rock Ridge Music, is donating a portion of the proceeds from the album sales to Lyrics for Life,... »