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2013 Reader Favorites: #5: Joe Dart

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun.

Joe Dart
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Back in June, 2011, our Facebook friend Noah Sider shared a video with us that made me an instant fan of band known as Vulfpeck. There’s a ton to love about this band, as it is comprised of some monster musicians who know how to have fun and really know how to lay it down.

But it was bassist Joe Dart that really caught my attention. He just has it… that in-the-pocket groove that can’t be taught.

And so, as one of Vulfpeck and Dart’s biggest fans, I was thrilled to see that readers agreed in 2013, watching Joe and the guys do their thing so much that it propelled him to #5 on our 2013 Top 10 Reader Favorite list.

Vulfpeck: My First Car

Vulfpeck: My First Car

Jack Stratton sent this new video featuring Vulfpeck performing the title track from My First Car. Dart really lays it down on this one, and he’s playing a P-Bass Jr. with medium LaBella strings to make it extra good…

Vulfpeck: Joe Dart’s Isolated Bass Track on “Beastly”

Vulfpeck: Joe Dart’s Isolated Bass Track on “Beastly”

Vulfpeck got into the “isolated bass” archives here with their video of Dart and his isolated bass line on the tune “Beastly”. If you want to hear the original, we have that too…

Vulfpeck: Wait for the Moment

Vulfpeck: Wait for the Moment

From Vulfpeck’s 2013 release, My First Car, here’s the opening track “Wait for the Moment”, featuring guest vocalist Antwaun Stanley. There’s even a funky little solo by Dart here. Old school!

Vulfpeck: Adrienne & Adrianne Happen to Bossa Nova

Vulfpeck: Adrienne & Adrianne Happen to Bossa Nova

Vulfpeck actually released two albums in 2013. Vollmilch was released first, and the tunes have been in constant rotation in my playlist. This video is one of my favorite tracks from the album…

Vulfpeck Tour Vlog: Joe Dart & the Guys Get Funky

Vulfpeck Tour Vlog: Joe Dart & the Guys Get Funky

During Vulfpeck’s tour, they had the night off in Tulsa. But a night off doesn’t stop these guys from getting funky. Joined by Cory Wong on guitar, the band put together one epic jam. As usual, Dart delivers big time. Jack Stratton told me they were “going for a Bernard Edwards tone”…

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