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Wonder Women: Angeline Saris – Part 2
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Angeline Saris – Part 2

In this month’s installment of Wonder Women: Stories From the Women Who Play Bass, Brittany Frompovich concludes her two-part interview with Angeline Saris.

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In Memoriam: Van Conner
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Van Conner

Sad news to report as Van Conner, co-founder and bassist of Screaming Trees, has passed away after a long illness. He was 55 years old. His brother and bandmate Gary Lee shared the news on Facebook.

Reader Spotlight: Evan Heird
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Evan Heird

Back in the day, Evan Heird had a roommate who had a bass. He picked it up, and that was that. Later, he focused on acting but returned to the bass once again. Evan is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2022
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2022

It’s the end of another year and another time for reflection. Lots of incredible music was made, but 2022 saw the loss of session legends, trailblazing luthiers, rock icons, and jazz pioneers. Join us as we remember them.

Wonder Women: Angeline Saris – Part 1
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Angeline Saris – Part 1

In this month’s installment of Wonder Women: Stories From the Women Who Play Bass, we’re catching up with Angeline Saris, fresh off a six-week run with the Celebrating David Bowie tour.

Reader Spotlight: Wayne Myers
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Wayne Myers

Meet Wayne Myers, who picked up the bass in 1985 and never looked back. We love his answer to the “superpower” question. Wayne is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Ryan Szanyi
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Ryan Szanyi

Meet Ryan Szanyi, a bassist who has undergone different transitions. He started on trumpet before switching to bass and lived in the US before moving to the UK. Here’s his story...

In Memoriam: Rick Anderson
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Rick Anderson

Bassist Rick Anderson, who co-founded San Francisco rock outfit The Tubes, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 75 years old. The band announced his death on social media.

Wonder Women: Kristen Pfaff
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Kristen Pfaff

For this edition of Wonder Women, Brittany Frompovich is going back to the early ’90s. Brittany focuses on the life, work, and passing of Kristen Pfaff, who was the bassist for Janitor Joe and Hole.

Bass & Bars: An Interview with Brady Watt
Interviews

Bass & Bars: An Interview with Brady Watt

Brady Watt has been blowing up the hip hop world by breaking it down. His popular “Bass & Bars” series features him laying down iconic bass lines with the artists that made them popular. We caught up with him to get the scoop.

Reader Spotlight: Michael Richman
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Michael Richman

Meet Michael Richman, a bassist who got his start like a lot of people: there was an open bass seat, and he filled it. Michael is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

In Memoriam: Robin Sylvester
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Robin Sylvester

Robin Sylvester, best known for his work with Bob Weir & RatDog, has died. A cause has not been confirmed, though a bio on his Sweet Relief Musician’s Fund notes he had kidney issues for many years.