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Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

No Treble managing editor Kevin Johnson is a freelance bassist in the Northern Virginia area. Though his performances revolve around jazz, Kevin appreciates all genres of music, from R&B to metal and everything in between. A trip to Mali sparked his interest in world music, especially African artists including Toumani Diabate, the Four Brothers, and bassist Bakithi Kumalo.

He regularly performs with the Caleb Nei Jazz Trio and singer-songwriter Kipyn Martin. He has also had the pleasure of playing workshops with artists such as clarinetist Eddie Daniels and drummer Ignacio Berroa.

Kevin is a true bass enthusiast and activist. In addition to writing for No Treble, he is Jazz Division Head for the Bass Coalition, which seeks to foster community and education through promoting local bass events including workshops, performances, and other events.

Kevin is always happy to hear from No Treble readers. Feel free to contact him with news, events, or just to say hi!

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  • Halo Orbit: An Interview with Juan Alderete

    Halo Orbit: An Interview with Juan Alderete

    Juan Alderete is the king of pedals and effects, and he’s proven that once again with his new group Halo Orbit. The band, which includes Japanese guitar whiz suGar Yoshinaga and drummer Mark Guiliana, released their debut album earlier this month and it’s filled with the bassist’s unreal tonal palette. Halo Orbit’s self-titled debut is... »

  • Viktor Lőrincz: Grinder Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz: Grinder Groove

    Viktor Lőrincz’s creativity always astounds me, and his latest video is no different. “This video was made with drummer Steven Oravecz, who made a ‘grinder drum’ video on the Facebook,” Lőrincz explains. “When I heard it, I felt the groove, and I made my bass line and video, and I mixed them.” Dig it: »

  • Electro Harmonix Unveils SYNTH9 Pedal

    Electro Harmonix Unveils SYNTH9 Pedal

    Electro Harmonix has expanded their line of synthesizer pedals with the SYNTH9. Suited for bass and guitar, the stompbox emulates classic electronic synthesizers with nine settings: OBX, Profit V, Vibe Synth, Mini Mood, EHX Mini, Solo Synth, Mood Bass, String Synth, and Poly VI. “Using the same innovative technology that powers the award-winning B9 and... »

  • The Descendents Announce 2017 Tour

    The Descendents Announce 2017 Tour

    Punk legends The Descendents have announced a massive headlining North Amercian tour that will kick off in April and continue throughout December. Anchored by Karl Alvarez, the band will start in Santa Cruz, California and make their way East and then South to cover most of the U.S. with a handful of Canadian dates mixed... »

  • Zoom Introduces B3n Multi-Effects Processor

    Zoom Introduces B3n Multi-Effects Processor

    Zoom revealed their latest bass product at the Winter NAMM Show with the B3n, a multi-effects processor that can model individual effects or chains of effects plus amps and cabs. It’s pre-loaded with 67 stompbox DSP effects including 19 dynamics and filter effects, 15 overdrive and distortion effects, 17 modulation effects, 11 delay and reverb... »

  • Boisse: Danii

    Boisse: Danii

    The duo of bassist Hector Baños and vocalist Majo Saenz, aka Boisse, released a new video for their song “Danii.” Featuring an ambient harmonic groove and soulful vocals, this one is beautiful. »

  • Muse Unveils 2017 North American Tour Dates

    Muse Unveils 2017 North American Tour Dates

    Bassist Chris Wolstenholme and Muse will be hitting the road this year for an 18-date tour of North America. Beginning May 20th in West Palm Beach, Florida, the trek will take them across the U.S. and Canada with performances scheduled out as far as September 20th. Tour support will be provided by 30 Seconds To... »

  • Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Century Series II

    Bass of the Week: Lorita Basses Century Series II

    This week we’re checking out a cool new bass from Lorita Basses. The Century Series II carries the same singlecut body shape as the Century model, but with a solid body construction and a bolt-on neck. This particular bass has a headless setup and is constructed with a swamp ash body, burl elm top, hard... »

  • Chris DeAngelis: All Bass Cover of Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It”

    Chris DeAngelis: All Bass Cover of Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It”

    Chris DeAngelis is back with another killer looping bass cover. This time he knocked it out of the park with Michael Jackson’s “I Can’t Help It.” After setting up a percussive groove, he lays out the melody and bass line at the same time. Then he loops the groove and kicks off an ear-bending solo.... »

  • D’Angelico Guitars Announces the Premier Mott Bass

    D’Angelico Guitars Announces the Premier Mott Bass

    D’Angelico introduced the Premier version of their Mott acoustic/electric bass at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The affordable bass features a cutaway design with a 16-inch-wide body and solid Sitka spruce top. Its mahogany neck has a slim C-shape, which the company says allows for maximum comfort and playability. Similar to the rest of... »