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  • Los Kamikazes: Nuevo Planeta

    Los Kamikazes: Nuevo Planeta

    Here’s a brand new video featuring some seriously great bass by Fernando Lamadrid. Fernando wrote this tune, which was arranged by Los Kamikazes – the band in this video. Holy smokes. »

  • Tiger Army Enlists Nashville Bassist Extraordinaire for Latest Album

    Tiger Army Enlists Nashville Bassist Extraordinaire for Latest Album

    Psychobilly band Tiger Army is sporting some serious bass cred. The group’s new album, V •••, features the work of Nashville bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Sturgill Simpson, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Loretta Lynn and a host of others). It’s the band’s first studio effort since 2007’s Music from Regions Beyond. The group also added... »

  • MonoNeon on Playing with Prince

    MonoNeon on Playing with Prince

    When Prince died on April 21st, the world lost another legend. The Purple One touched so many lives through his music that he was more than a musician; he was a cultural icon. Besides being a world-class bassist himself, Prince always kept top-notch low-enders by his side. Rhonda Smith, Mark Brown, André Cymone, Larry Graham,... »

  • Tom Barger and Leland Sklar: Jamaica Rendezvous

    Tom Barger and Leland Sklar: Jamaica Rendezvous

    Today is Leland Sklar‘s birthday, and we’re celebrating with another great video. If ever you’re looking for a lesson in tone, taste, and time, just look up a video of Lee. (Even better, you should follow him on Facebook.) Here’s a duet he shared of “Jamaica Rendezvous” with the late singer/songwriter Tom Barger. Sklar lays... »

  • The Killers Bassist Mark Stoermer Halts Touring

    The Killers Bassist Mark Stoermer Halts Touring

    The Killers have announced that Mark Stoermer will be taking a break from touring with the band to work on his own projects. The bassist, who has been part of the lineup since 2002, will still be a part of the band and involved in recording the group’s new album. “Mark has decided to take... »

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  • Fur Peace Ranch Announces 2016 Bass Workshops

    Fur Peace Ranch Announces 2016 Bass Workshops

    Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch and Arts Center has announced its lineup of bass workshops for 2016, and it’s bound to be a good year. Kaukonen’s Hot Tuna partner and regular FPR educator Jack Casady will return while bassists Kai Eckhardt and Bobby Vega will teach their own workshops this summer and fall. First up... »

  • Bass Players To Know: Edgar Meyer

    Bass Players To Know: Edgar Meyer

    There’s nothing like being in a symphony hall and experiencing the sound of a double bass. The tone of the instrument is enhanced by the beauty of the room and the reverence for hundreds of years of Western musical culture. The low, resonant notes fill the space like fresh coffee being poured into your favorite... »

  • Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Joe Pass: Oleo

    Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen and Joe Pass: Oleo

    Today we’re celebrating the birthday of one of the greats – Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – who was born on this day in 1946. Here’s the bass great performing “Oleo” with guitarist Joe Pass on October 24, 1992 at the Jazz Baltica festival in Germany. Happy birthday, NHØP. You are missed! »

  • New Eric Clapton Album Features Old Collaborators

    New Eric Clapton Album Features Old Collaborators

    Bassist Dave Bronze, who appeared on Eric Clapton’s 1994 and 1998 albums From the Cradle and Pilgrim, has re-teamed with the guitar great for Clapton’s latest studio record, I Still Do. The new album featuring Bronze (Robin Trower, Art of Noise, Procol Harum, Dr. Feelgood) sees Clapton working with another old collaborator, producer Glyn Johns,... »

  • Stuart Hamm Announces Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour 2016

    Stuart Hamm Announces Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour 2016

    Here’s a tour you won’t want to miss: Stuart Hamm will be hitting the road in June for his “Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour”. The trek, which focuses on the Northeast and parts of Canada, will have the bass legend performing songs from his latest album, The Book of Lies, plus new music including... »