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In Memoriam: Juan Nelson
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Juan Nelson

Bass great Juan Nelson has passed away at the age of 62. A cause of death has not been announced. Nelson is best known for his unrelenting grooves with Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals. Harper posted about his passing on social media.

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Reader Spotlight: Eric Cooper
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Eric Cooper

Meet Eric Cooper (aka Coop a Loop), a bassist who got his start 19 years ago, thanks to Victor Wooten. Eric is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

Supermane: An Interview with MonoNeon
Interviews

Supermane: An Interview with MonoNeon

Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas has been pumping out new music for years. Although he has quite a catalog to dig through, his latest full-length album, “Supermane”, is undoubtedly one of his best. We caught up with him to get the scoop.

Freeze!: An Interview with Bryan Beller
Interviews

Freeze!: An Interview with Bryan Beller

We got to catch up with Bryan Beller to get the scoop on The Aristocrats’ new live album, a decade of playing with the group, his basses, and recording for Joe Satriani's upcoming album.

In Memoriam: Rob Farr
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Rob Farr

Former Warrior bassist Rob Farr has passed away at the age of 58. He died in his sleep two days after a gig with his cover band Radio 80’s. His longtime bandmate and drummer Dave Ducey shared the news on Facebook.

Reader Spotlight: Alex Jennings
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Alex Jennings

Meet Alex Jennings, a bassist from Devon, UK who has been laying down the low end for two decades. Here’s his story…

In Memoriam: Tony Markellis
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Tony Markellis

We’re sad today to report that bassist Tony Markellis has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 68 years old. Markellis had a forty-seven-year career playing a variety of styles but is best known for playing in Trey Anastasio’s solo projects.

Reader Spotlight: Brian Guy Kelly
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Brian Guy Kelly

Meet Brian Guy Kelly, a bassist from Aston, Pennsylvania who is on a mission to help people chill via his music. Brian is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…

In Memoriam: Joe Long
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Joe Long

Joe Long, who played bass for the Four Seasons, has passed away from COVID-19. He was 88 years old. Four Seasons vocalist Frankie Valli shared the news on Facebook.

Reader Spotlight: Mike Hall
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Mike Hall

Meet Mike Hall, a bassist from New Jersey who has an interesting story on how he became a bassist and has had a great run over 19 years of playing. Here’s his story…

Caveman Logic: An Interview with Jimmy Recca and Sonny Vincent
Interviews

Caveman Logic: An Interview with Jimmy Recca and Sonny Vincent

The Limit is a new band with decades of experience. The super-group centers around the trio of Bobby Liebling, Sonny Vincent, and Jimmy Recca, with Hugo Conim and Joao Pedro of Dawnrider bringing it all together. We caught up with Recca and Vincent in this new interview.

Reader Spotlight: Cate Yoder
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Cate Yoder

Meet Cate Yoder, a bassist who is in her sophomore year in high school, but has an impressive story that has grown despite the past year’s challenges.