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Wonder Women: Joanna Smith
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Joanna Smith

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”, we’re checking in with Joanna Smith. Joanna started her musical journey in the 2nd grade and has been at it ever since.

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In Memoriam: Emmett Chapman
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Emmett Chapman

Emmett Chapman, known for his musical invention the Chapman Stick, has died from cancer. He was 85 years old. The news was announced on the Stick Enterprises website.

In Memoriam: Bill Conklin
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bill Conklin

It’s another sad day in the bass community as we mourn the loss of Bill Conklin of Conklin Guitars. The renowned luthier was an innovator and pioneer in the world of extended range instruments.

Wonder Women: Kirby Barber
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Kirby Barber

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”, we’re checking in with Kirby Barber. I first met Kirby at the Solo Bass Competition at NAMM, where she competed against an impressive lineup and came in second-place.

In Memoriam: Tommy DeBarge
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Tommy DeBarge

Tommy DeBarge of the classic R&B band Switch has passed away after battling kidney and liver disease. He was 64 years old.

Reader Spotlight: Edo Castro Woodhouse
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Edo Castro Woodhouse

Meet Edo Castro Woodhouse, a self-identified composer/arranger who happens to play bass. As such, Edo’s approach is quite remarkable. Here’s his story...

In Memoriam: Deon Estus
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Deon Estus

Deon Estus, best known for his work with Wham!, has passed away. He was 65 years old. The news was shared on his official Twitter account.

In Memoriam: Steve Rabe
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Steve Rabe

Steve Rabe, founder and chief engineer of SWR Engineering, has passed away, his family announced. He was 73 years old.

In Memoriam: Alan Lancaster
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Alan Lancaster

Former Status Quo bassist and founding member Alan Lancaster has died of complications from multiple sclerosis, the band’s management confirmed. He was 72 years old.

In Memoriam: Bob Moore
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Bob Moore

Bob Moore, whose enormous tone underpinned countless country hits, has passed away at the age of 88. Country Music Hall of Fame CEO Kyle Young released a statement following the bass legend’s death.

Wonder Women: Liza Carbe
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Liza Carbe

In this month’s episode of “Wonder Women - Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”, Brittany Frompovich checks in with Liza Carbe. Liza is a multi-faceted musician whose career includes composing for TV and film and extensive work as a touring musician.

Perennial: An Interview with Anthony Muthurajah
Interviews

Perennial: An Interview with Anthony Muthurajah

Multi-instrumentalist and music educator Anthony Muthurajah has released a truly impressive new album of original fusion compositions. Vuyani Wakaba caught up Anthony to get the scoop.