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  • The Other Brothers: Joe Dart’s Isolated Bass on “Boogie On Reggae Woman”

    The Other Brothers: Joe Dart’s Isolated Bass on “Boogie On Reggae Woman”

    The Other Brothers guitarist John Morrison shared this clip with us after having Vulfpeck’s Joe Dart sit in with them on a performance of Stevie Wonder’s “Boogie On Reggae Woman.” They recorded the performance and isolated Dart’s bass from the rest of the band. And if that’s not enough, they set it to a Mario... »

  • Radiohead: Nude, Live at Coachella

    Radiohead: Nude, Live at Coachella

    Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood always plays the perfect supporting bass lines. One of my favorites is “Nude” from the album In Rainbows. Utilizing octaves in the upper register of the neck provides a gorgeous thick tone that sets the mood for the song. Here’s the band playing it at the Coachella Music Festival this year. Building... »

  • Mastodon: Show Yourself

    Mastodon: Show Yourself

    I’m a longtime Mastodon fan, so I can safely say that is one of their best albums. Anchored by Troy Sanders, it’s chock-full of killer riffs and melodies that will stick in your head. Here’s a nice clip of the band performing “Show Yourself” live on Jimmy Kimmel. Sanders delivers his big, fat tone that... »

  • Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Paris

    Grace Potter & The Nocturnals: Paris

    Yesterday’s video of Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones performing at Mountain Jam VII took me down the rabbit hole. That brought me to Grace Potter & The Nocturnals performing “Paris” at the previous year’s jam. Catherine Popper is laying it down with some sweet, fat P-bass tone on this one. Put your headphones on... »

  • Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones: Sinister Minister

    Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones: Sinister Minister

    Béla Fleck & The Original Flecktones played the Mountain Jam VII back in 2011. Here’s the band – with Victor Wooten – performing “Sinister Minister” during that performance. Vic gets the crowd going with a solo around the 3:17 mark. »

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  • Jacob Collier: Eleanor Rigby

    Jacob Collier: Eleanor Rigby

    We’re used to featuring videos with multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier playing bass (among other things). In this video, Jacob turned to Robin Mullarkey to put together one funky version of The Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.” The session took place at Maida Vale for BBC Introducing, and also includes drummer James Maddren. »

  • Goodfoot: Get Up

    Goodfoot: Get Up

    Bassist Huw Foster shared his latest project with us, and we’re digging it big time. “This track is called ‘Get Up’. It’s quite bass-heavy (I co-wrote it with the singer Danny Sharples so that’s to be expected!), and people have been comparing it to the likes of Chic, Jamiroquai and Earth, Wind & Fire,” Huw... »

  • Black Mamba: Tom Sawyer

    Black Mamba: Tom Sawyer

    Black Mamba is a trio consisting of bassist Cecilia Nappo, guitarist/vocalist Irma Mirtilla and drummer Federico Maragoni. They just shared their videos with us, including this one of their cover of Rush’s “Tom Sawyer.” I love how they decided to remake it in their own style. »

  • YYNOT: Prelude

    YYNOT: Prelude

    As we mentioned in their “YYZ” video, YYNOT has a new drummer (Chris Moore). And so they’re recording lots of new versions of their epic Rush covers with this new lineup. As always, the bass (and more) is handled by Tim Starace, with Billy Alexander on guitar and Rocky Kuner on vocals. In this video,... »

  • Craig Strain & Lauren Pierce: Bach Invention No.13 – A Minor

    Craig Strain & Lauren Pierce: Bach Invention No.13 – A Minor

    Bach’s music is timeless and goes beyond the scope of any single instrument. Today we’re featuring an awesome duet of Bach’s Invention No. 13 in A minor where the double bass meets the electric bass. Craig Strain and Lauren Pierce teamed up to tackle the classical counterpoint masterpiece. Strain called the piece “a bit of... »