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  • Snarky Puppy Announces 2018 Tour, GroundUp Music Festival

    Snarky Puppy Announces 2018 Tour, GroundUp Music Festival

    Michael League and Snarky Puppy have announced a U.S. tour for 2018 with support from fellow GroundUP artists Forq, Alina Engibaryan, Sirintip, and Banda Magda. The Grammy-winning band will begin their trek in Atlanta, Georgia on February 14th before heading north to Maryland then west. It is currently slated to wrap up March 4th after... »

  • 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... »

  • David Crosby Features The Bass on “Sky Trails”

    David Crosby Features The Bass on “Sky Trails”

    The legendary David Crosby is continuing a prolific period in his solo career with the release of Sky Trails. Featuring the bass talents of Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, Mai Agan, and Andrew Ford, the album leans towards more jazz vocabulary and has some bass highlights. Among the original songs is a fantastic take on Joni... »

  • Snarky Puppy: Shofukan (Live)

    Snarky Puppy: Shofukan (Live)

    Back in 2014, Snarky Puppy released We Like It Here. Here’s a live performance of one of the songs on that album, entitled “Shofukan,” which as always features band leader Michael League on bass. As we shared when the album was released, the album was recorded live in Kytopia Studios in Utrecht, Holland from Oct.... »

  • Forq: Fenix

    Forq: Fenix

    Forq has a new single from their latest album, Thrēq. The band offers up a new sound on this one, which as always features Michael League on bass. Thrēq is . »

  • Forq: Cowabunghole

    Forq: Cowabunghole

    Forq’s next album, Thrēq, is releasing on August 4th. The band recently shared their next video in anticipation of the release. Once again, Michael League handles the low end – and the bass faces. »

  • Forq: Taizo

    Forq: Taizo

    Forq’s new album, Thrēq, is coming next month, and the band has just released this single. “Taizo” features one epic intro by Michael League, and some killer playing throughout. We can’t wait for the album to drop! »

  • FORQ: 635 South

    FORQ: 635 South

    Michael League is one busy bassist. FORQ – the band consisting of the Snarky Puppy bassist/founder, along with Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Rudder keyboardist Henry Hey, and drummer Jason “JT” Thomas – has just released another video featuring a tune from their album, . “635 South” was written by Thomas. »

  • Bokanté: O La

    Bokanté: O La

    Bokanté’s debut album is coming next month, and the band has just shared another video to preview the project. As we said in the last video, Bokanté is a new band and experiment by Snarky Puppy founder and GroundUP Music creator Michael League. For the most part, League plays baritone guitar in this group, but... »

  • FORQ: Ultraviolet

    FORQ: Ultraviolet

    FORQ released their sophomore album, in April. The band, which includes Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League, Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Rudder keyboardist Henry Hey, and drummer Jason “JT” Thomas, just shared the video for the track “Ultraviolet.” The musical ties in this band are strong. “I met Chris McQueen the summer before our first... »