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  • Tedeschi Trucks Band: “Come See About Me” (Live)

    Tedeschi Trucks Band: “Come See About Me” (Live)

    On the heels of the release of Everybody’s Talkin’ this week, here’s the Tedeschi Trucks Band performing the “Come See About Me”. Once again, Oteil Burbridge lays down just the right bass line. Check out around the 1-minute mark when he gets the attention of Derek and Susan. Awesome. »

  • John Mayer Releases “Born and Raised”, Featuring Sean Hurley

    John Mayer Releases “Born and Raised”, Featuring Sean Hurley

    John Mayer has returned with Born and Raised, his first album since 2009 as well as his infamous 2010 Playboy interview that put him in the media doghouse. Taking a page from folk rock from the ’70s, Mayer channels the spirit of singer-songwriters like Neil Young with rich acoustic guitars and harmonica throughout. The album... »

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  • Spector Offering Coda Deluxe Bass Models for 2012

    Spector Offering Coda Deluxe Bass Models for 2012

    Spector has introduced a Deluxe version of their Coda bass series. Built in the U.S. by Stuart Spector and his team, the deluxe version of the vintage inspired bass is set apart by the inclusion of a AAAA quilted maple top and the removal of the pickguard. Many of the features of the Coda Deluxe... »

  • Performing Live: Adapting to Your Environment

    Performing Live: Adapting to Your Environment

    Q: I had a gig last night at a church and the room resonated right on F#. The designer of the church could not have designed it any better to mess up anybody playing F#. When I would hit an F#, it would instantly double or almost triple my output. Very crazy. I tried to... »

  • Avishai Cohen Trio: Avraham Avinu (Live)

    Avishai Cohen Trio: Avraham Avinu (Live)

    In our 2009 interview with Stanley Clarke, he told us he enjoyed the music of Avishai Cohen. The drummer is pretty killer too. See if you agree: »

  • Linda Oh Releases “Initial Here”

    Linda Oh Releases “Initial Here”

    Bassist/composer Linda Oh follows up her 2009 debut with her second solo effort, Initial Here, an eclectic blend of music as diverse as the bassist’s background. Oh was born in Malaysia to Chinese parents and was raised in Western Australia. Her cultural heritage is what she draws upon for Initial Here. Her early musical training... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Oliver Leonidas Tsakonas

    Reader Spotlight: Oliver Leonidas Tsakonas

    Meet Oliver Leonidas Tsakonas, a bassist who has enjoyed some nice Youtube attention thanks to his playing. Oliver is our player in the spotlight for May 22, 2012. Bio: I’m a bassist from Leeds UK. In my time, I’ve played on all shapes and sizes of stage in an endless amount of styles. I’m aiming... »

  • Old School: 1967 Fender Mustang Bass

    Old School: 1967 Fender Mustang Bass

    Bassist John Flynn shares his 1967 Fender Mustang bass with us, along with the story behind it. Fender offers up the background on the history of the bass on their website: Mustang Bass (1966-1981, 2002-). The first truly successful Fender bass that didn’t say “Precision” or “Jazz” on the headstock was 1966’s Mustang Bass. Leo... »

  • Andres Rotmistrovsky and Marcelo Woloski: Blackbird (Bass and Percussion Duo)

    Andres Rotmistrovsky and Marcelo Woloski: Blackbird (Bass and Percussion Duo)

    We’ve heard a lot of versions of The Beatles’s “Blackbird,” but this one sticks out. Bassist Andres Rotmistrovsky teamed up with percussionist Marcelo Woloski to do an African/Middle Eastern influenced take on the tune. Rotmistrovsky, who is admittedly a huge fan of the Fab Four, plays on a Hofner Violin Bass while Woloski plays the... »

  • Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases “Live – Everybody’s Talkin'” with Oteil Burbridge

    Tedeschi Trucks Band Releases “Live – Everybody’s Talkin'” with Oteil Burbridge

    Following up to their Grammy winning debut album, Revelator, the husband-wife led Tedeschi Trucks Band releases Live – Everybody’s Talkin’ today. Anchored by bassist Oteil Burbridge, the 11-piece group performs tunes from Revelator with some added twists, plus some covers of tunes by Stevie Wonder, Muddy Waters, Bill Withers, Joe Cocker and others. A new... »