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  • Adam Ben Ezra Announces North American Tour Dates

    Adam Ben Ezra Announces North American Tour Dates

    Double bass guru Adam Ben Ezra is coming to North America this month for his Pin Drop Tour. The Israeli bassist, who mixes percussion in with his melody and harmony lines, made the announcement on his website. “That’s it! Signed, Sealed and now Delivered to you guys… The first dates of my North American tour... »

  • Boss Introduces The DR-01S Rhythm Partner Drum Machine

    Boss Introduces The DR-01S Rhythm Partner Drum Machine

    Looking to add a little rhythm to your acoustic sessions? Boss has introduced the DR-01S Rhythm Partner, a drum machine they describe as “the world’s first virtual percussionist designed specifically for acoustic musicians.” The unit allows for setting the tempo, volume, and variation for your beat with several percussion instruments that can be put into... »

  • Me and Maria: Hiding the Heart

    Me and Maria: Hiding the Heart

    Johannes Pehrson sent us the latest video with his bass and vocals duo, Me and Maria. “The bass I used in this song is a 4 string Sandberg California with piccolo strings,” he shared. “It’s recorded through a GK Backline 600 and I used both the D. I. and two mics on the cabinet. I... »

  • John Davis and Janek Gwizdala Team Up for Bass Duo Album

    John Davis and Janek Gwizdala Team Up for Bass Duo Album

    The double bass meets the electric bass in a new album from John Davis and Janek Gwizdala, aptly entitled Bass Duo. The six-song album features the bassists in an inspired state that was captured in a rush. “Recorded live to tape (yes real tape) in under an hour, this album brings together two long-time bass... »

  • Fender Adds New Color To Mod Shop Basses

    Fender Adds New Color To Mod Shop Basses

    Fender’s Mod Shop has expanded their option offerings for the Fall. The online instrument configurator has added a new limited edition color for 2017 Mystic Aztec Gold. It’s available on both their Precision and Jazz basses. Users begin the Mod Shop experience by picking their instrument then choosing colors, pickguards, pickups, hardware, and more. It... »

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  • Bokanté: Roudesann

    Bokanté: Roudesann

    Every time Bokanté shares a new video, I drop what I’m doing to check it out. And they never disappoint. Here’s the latest from their album, Strange Circles, entitled “Roudesann.” The song was written by Michael League and vocalist Malika Tirolien. Michael pulls double duty on the tune, with bass and baritone guitar. Check out... »

  • Whose Hat Is This? Announces East Coast Tour

    Whose Hat Is This? Announces East Coast Tour

    Earlier this year, Tim Lefebvre and his rhythm section mates from the Tedeschi Trucks Band blew us away with an inspired free improv performance live in Washington, D.C. Whose Hat Is This?, which is filled out by saxophonist Kebbi Williams (Outkast), and drummers JJ Johnson (John Mayer) and Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell (Col. Bruce Hampton), went... »

  • Rhonda Smith Anchors Jeff Beck’s Live at the Hollywood Bowl

    Rhonda Smith Anchors Jeff Beck’s Live at the Hollywood Bowl

    Fans of blues and rock will want to check out Jeff Beck’s latest DVD, Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Recorded in the summer of 2016, the live concert featured songs from the guitar god’s entire career, as far back as The Yardbirds right up to his latest release, Loud Hailer. It also features a plethora... »

  • The Lightbulb Moment: Creative Space

    The Lightbulb Moment: Creative Space

    Every now and then, you may get lucky enough to do a gig or to jam with players in a truly creative and inspired way. You get to play in the greatest sense of the word, and better yet, you get to be your best musical self. You feel a sense of camaraderie with your... »

  • Sons Of Apollo: Lost in Oblivion

    Sons Of Apollo: Lost in Oblivion

    Sons Of Apollo are back with another video from their album, Psychotic Symphony, which once again features the double-neck theatrics of Billy Sheehan and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, along with Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, and Jeff Scott Soto. Here’s the track, “Lost in Oblivion.” was released on October 20th. »