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The Concert of Europe: An Interview with Jonas Hellborg
Interviews

The Concert of Europe: An Interview with Jonas Hellborg

In the 1980s, Jonas Hellborg had a trio with Ginger Baker and Bernie Worrell. Over 30 years later, Hellborg has released an album by the group, “The Concert of Europe.” We caught up with him to get the scoop in this interview.

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In Memoriam: Derrick McIntyre
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Derrick McIntyre

Bassist Derrick McIntyre, who played with Jamiroquai, Roy Ayers, and others, has died after an automobile accident. He was 66 years old. The news was shared by his family as well as Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay, who paid tribute to McIntyre.

What Cha Got: An Interview with Bobby Vega
Interviews

What Cha Got: An Interview with Bobby Vega

In this new interview, Bobby Vega gave us the low down on his new album, “What Cha Got,” his take on playing guitar, his plans for helping bassists, and – of course – his glorious gear.

In Memoriam: Aston “Family Man” Barrett
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Aston “Family Man” Barrett

Aston “Family Man” Barrett, best known for his work with Bob Marley and the Wailers, has died after a prolonged illness. He was 77 years old. The news was shared by his son, Aston Barrett, Jr. on Facebook.

In Memoriam: Del Palmer
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Del Palmer

Del Palmer, the longtime bassist for Kate Bush, has died at the age of 71. His family confirmed the news, though a cause of death was not announced.

In Memoriam: John Diggins
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: John Diggins

One of the world’s most renowned bass luthiers has passed away. Jaydee Custom Guitars announced the news that founder John Diggins died on January 2nd.

Reader Spotlight: Chris Hardy
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Chris Hardy

Meet Chris Hardy, a long-time bassist who went from performing in bands to becoming a solo artist. Chris is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2023
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2023

It was another great year for music but also a year of loss for the bass community. Bassists and builders from all walks of life left us, from session legends to rock legends to jazz icons. Take a moment with us as we remember the bassists we lost in 2023.

In Memoriam: Laura Lynch
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Laura Lynch

Sad news to report today as Laura Lynch, bassist and founder of The Chicks (formerly the The Dixie Chicks), died in a car crash in Texas. She was 65 years old.

Cosmic Country: An Interview with Will “Mustang” McGee
Interviews

Cosmic Country: An Interview with Will “Mustang” McGee

As part of Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country, Will “Mustang” McGee has been all around the U.S. to share the group’s awesome blend of country rock jams. We caught up with McGee in this new interview.

Wonder Women: Michael Steele
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Michael Steele

In this edition of “Wonder Women: Stories From the Women Who Play Bass,” we delve into the journey of Micki / Michael Steele, the accomplished bassist, singer, and songwriter most famously known for her tenure in The Bangles.

Fusion is Awesome: An Interview with Scott Devine of Scott’s Bass Lessons
Interviews

Fusion is Awesome: An Interview with Scott Devine of Scott’s Bass Lessons

In this new interview with Scott Devine of Scott's Bass Lessons, we discuss why fusion gets a bad rap, “The Devine King Project,” why fusion artists don't get the recognition they deserve nowadays, and more.