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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.

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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.

In Memoriam: Sérgio Brandão
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Sérgio Brandão

We’re sad to share that Brazilian bass great Sérgio Brandão has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 65 years old.

In Memoriam: Morris “B.B.” Dickerson
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Morris “B.B.” Dickerson

Another giant of the bass has left us. Morris “B.B.” Dickerson, who co-founded the band War, passed away after a long illness. He was 71 years old.

Reader Spotlight: Kevin Mackall
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Kevin Mackall

Meet Kevin Mackall, bassist from Harlem who instantly decided to play bass after hearing Rush’s “Working Man” on the radio many years ago. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Liza Carbe
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Liza Carbe

Meet Liza Carbe, who started on classical guitar before discovering – and falling in love with – the bass. Liza has had an incredible journey so far. Here’s her story...

In Memoriam: Paul Jackson
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Paul Jackson

Today, we’re very sad to report the loss of another bass legend. Paul Jackson, who changed the face of jazz and funk bass, has passed away at his home in Japan.

Reader Spotlight: Daniel Halaby
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Daniel Halaby

Meet Daniel Halaby, a bassist from Highland Park, CA, who like many, found massive inspiration after seeing Victor Wooten perform live. Here’s his story…