Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tommy DeBarge of the classic R&B band Switch has passed away after battling kidney and liver disease. He was 64 years old.
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...
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.
Steve Rabe, founder and chief engineer of SWR Engineering, has passed away, his family announced. He was 73 years old.
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.
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.
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.
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.