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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.

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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.

In Memoriam: Gregg Philbin
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Gregg Philbin

Former REO Speedwagon bassist Gregg Philbin has died. The news was shared by his former band’s social media with a statement by singer Kevin Cronin.

Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Dale Wales
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Dale Wales

Meet Jeremy Dale Wales, a bassist who got his start after following in the footsteps of his older brother. Twenty-one-plus years later, he’s still going strong. Here’s his story...

Wonder Women: Inez Wyrick
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Inez Wyrick

Brittany Frompovich connected with Inez Wyrick on Myspace. Later, she met Inez, also known as “Bass Mom.” Sadly, Inez passed away in late 2021, but today, Brittany is telling Inez’s story for “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass.”

Reader Spotlight: Ian Rushbury
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Ian Rushbury

Meet Ian Rushbury, a bassist since 1986 who got a very fast start on the instrument. Ian regularly performs, teaches, and writes for PopMatters. Here’s his story...

Bass Principles: An Interview With Joel Quarrington
Interviews

Bass Principles: An Interview With Joel Quarrington

Joel Quarrington has been one of the world’s leading double bass players for over forty years. In this wide-ranging interview, we talk about “The Music of Don Thompson”, the pros and cons of being a principal bassist, and much more.

The Bad Plus: An Interview with Reid Anderson
Interviews

The Bad Plus: An Interview with Reid Anderson

The Bad Plus has seen some lineup changes, but drummer Dave King and bassist Reid Anderson have been the constant. They have a new record dropping this month, so we chatted with Anderson to get the scoop on that in more.

In Memoriam: Dave Sherman
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Dave Sherman

We have sad news to report today as doom metal mainstay Dave Sherman has died of undisclosed causes. He was 55 years old.

Wonder Women: Tunu Jumwa
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Tunu Jumwa

Tunu Jumwa is a bass player and music educator based in Nairobi, Kenya. She’s the focus of this month’s installment of Brittany Frompovich’s “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass.”