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  • The Interludes, Featuring Ryan Madora: The Lizard

    The Interludes, Featuring Ryan Madora: The Lizard

    Earlier this year, Nashville bassist and No Treble contributor Ryan Madora released the self-titled debut with her new group, The Interludes. Inspired by the great rhythm sections from Stax, Motown and Muscle Shoals, the band’s vibe throws back to the instrumental stylings of Booker T. and the MG’s while bringing a modern touch of Medeski,... »

  • Ryan Madora’s Band Releases Debut Album

    Ryan Madora’s Band Releases Debut Album

    No Treble columnist Ryan Madora has released her debut album with her Nashville-based instrumental trio, The Interludes. The self-titled album melds the feel and groove of bands like Booker T. & the MG’s with the exploratory qualities of groups like Medeski, Martin and Wood. The trio, featuring Billy Nobel on keyboards, and Lynn Williams on... »

  • Best of 2013: The Top 10 “I Wish I Knew That” Columns

    Best of 2013: The Top 10 “I Wish I Knew That” Columns

    Every other Friday, columnist Ryan Madora shares the lessons she’s learned along the way as a working bassist in her “I Wish I Knew That” column. Here are the top 10 most popular IWIKT columns for 2013. Enjoy! 1. Bass Strings: To Change Or Not To Change For years, bass players have debated the concept... »

  • Interview With Ryan Madora: Thoughts on Playing without a Drummer

    Interview With Ryan Madora: Thoughts on Playing without a Drummer

    Last week, while enjoying a video from a television show featuring the duo of Ryan Madora on bass and Don Evans on guitar (see below), it reminded me of other playing situations where drummers were not present. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to hear first hand from Ryan on how playing without a drummer... »

  • Reader Spotlight: Ryan Madora

    Reader Spotlight: Ryan Madora

    Meet Ryan Madora, a bassist from Philadelphia, PA and our player in the spotlight for August 31, 2010. Bio: Redefining the look of traditional bass players, Ryan Madora is currently lighting up the Philadelphia music scene with old school soul and blues inspired grooves. At the age of 16, Ryan began attending blues jams in... »