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2016 Reader Favorites – #4: Tim Lefebvre

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.

Tim Lefebvre

Tim Lefebvre is prominently featured on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, which released in early January. Later, Tim became a full-time member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, who also released an album in January.

If that’s not enough, 3Leaf Audio also introduced the Octabvre Mini Octave Pedal in March.

Tim’s excellent bass playing was on display in a handful of videos throughout 2016 – and all hits with readers.

Let Me Get By: An Interview with Tim Lefebvre

1. Let Me Get By: An Interview with Tim Lefebvre

Tim Lefebvre has a knack for bringing his voice to any musical situation. We talked to him about his work on the new David Bowie album, his work with Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more. We published this interview with Lefebvre in January about what 2016 holds for the stalwart bassist…

Groove – Episode #21: Tim Lefebvre

2. Groove – Episode #21: Tim Lefebvre

There are bass players who are able to cross musical genres, but few do it as well as Tim Lefebvre. His playing consistently demonstrates an uncanny ability to adapt to a wide range of different styles. Enjoy the conversation…

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Laugh About It

3. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Laugh About It

Tedeschi Trucks recently released Let Me Get By, the first to feature bass monster Tim Lefebvre since he joined up nearly three years ago. The band killed it in the studio, but this clip from Austin City Limits goes to show they’re hitting their stride in live situations, too…

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind (Live in Vienne)

4. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind (Live in Vienne)

When I grow up, I want to play bass just like Tim Lefebvre. His lines are just fantastic, and check out his massive tone on this clip of the Tedeschi Trucks Band performing “Made Up Mind”. This performance took place at the Théâtre Antique in Vienne, France…

3Leaf Audio Introduces Octabvre Mini Octave Pedal

5. 3Leaf Audio Introduces Octabvre Mini Octave Pedal

3Leaf Audio has introduced the Octabvre Mini, a compact version of the octave pedal developed with Tedeschi Trucks Band bassist Timothy Lefebvre. The new pedal pares the controls down to Volume, Mix, and Tone knobs…

Tedeschi Trucks Band: “Anyhow” (Live in Studio)

6. Tedeschi Trucks Band: “Anyhow” (Live in Studio)

I’ve been really enjoying the new Tedeschi Trucks Band album, Let Me Get By. So it was a real treat to see the band – anchored by bassist Tim Lefebvre – performing “Anyhow” at their Swamp Raga Studio…