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  • Alfred and Mag Rack Join Forces to Provide Video-On-Demand Music Lessons

    Alfred Music Publishing has partnered with Mag Rack, a video-on-demand lifestyle network, to make free music lessons available through a variety of cable and dish network providers. The program starts today, with access to blues and vocal lessons. On May 13th, bass (and drum) lessons will begin airing. “The music lessons that Alfred Music Publishing... »

  • Bass Coalition Announces Summer Workshop and Solo Competition

    The Bass Coalition has announced their first annual Summer Workshop to be hosted at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia on June 24th through the 26th. Included in the workshop events is the live round of the Bass Coalition Solo Competition, in which the first place winner receives a prize of $1000, thanks to sponsor Shank... »

  • Bass Gig: Norwegian Cruise Lines Electric Bass Openings

    Norwegian Cruise Lines has a couple of electric bass openings for mid-summer into the fall. If you’re a solid sight reader and can work through the fall, this might be the gig for you. Norwegian Cruise Lines provides food, lodging, travel to and from the ship, and complete healthcare while onboard in addition to a... »

  • Railroad Earth Announces Tour Dates

    After recruiting Andrew Altman on bass earlier this year, Railroad Earth has announced their extensive tour dates for the spring and summer. The group will be based mostly on the east coast, with several festival dates, including Summer Camp, All Good, and FloydFest. Railroad Earth Tour Dates 2010: April 23 Asheville, NC— The Orange Peel... »

  • Roger Waters Announces New Web Site and The Wall 2010 Tour

    Legendary Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters has just launched his new web site and announced a 2010 tour schedule for live performances of The Wall. Beginning in September and ending in December, the 35-stop trek will stretch all across the U.S. and Canada, finishing up in Anaheim, California. Roger’s new site includes an explanation as... »

  • Atlanta Jazz Fest to Feature Free Performances by Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding and Stanley Clarke

    The 33rd annual Atlanta Jazz Festival will feature many great jazz artists, including bass greats Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding and Stanley Clarke. The event takes place on over May 29-30 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Best of all? It’s all free. Swing Streets to Swing Beats featuring Esperanza Spalding and Raydar Ellis performs on... »

  • Bryan Beller Band Northeast Tour in May

    Bryan Beller has announced his first ever full-band tour of the Northeast. The trek, which is in support of the Mike Keneally Band, is called the “They’re Both the Same Band Tour”… and for good reason. Beller leads a set, and then Keneally leads a set, but the personnel stays the same. Keneally plays guitar,... »

  • Level 42 Announces International Tour; U.S. Dates Included

    Level 42 bassist Mark King announced a summer 2010 tour for the band, which stretches the globe. Most exciting is the return to the U.S., which will be the group’s first visit in a little over two decades. King notes that the dates are confirmed early, so “there’s no excuses for you not to be... »

  • Rush Announces The Time Machine Tour

    Rush has just announced their 2010 North American tour, dubbed “The Time Machine Tour”. Rush is coming off a year off, and this tour spans 40 cities, from June through October. Time Machine refers to the band’s tour theme: classic Rush. For the first time in their history, the band will be playing the 1981... »

  • Wailers Celebrate 40 Years of “Family Man” With Tour

    The Wailers, who played with Bob Marley during his lifetime, are on the road in a trek that takes them across the U.S. The legendary reggae band is on tour in celebration of bassist Aston “Family Man” Barrett, who co-founded the band and has stayed with the group for 40 years. It was Barrett’s musical... »