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Eraser: An Interview with Jan Hoffmann

Eraser: An Interview with Jan Hoffmann

Long Distance Calling has had a fruitful few years. They’ve been hard at work churning out new records each year since 2020. This year’s effort, “Eraser,” will prove to be the most diverse. We caught up with Jan Hoffmann to get the scoop.

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Wonder Women: Nalani

Wonder Women: Nalani

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women”, we catch up with Nalani, a bassist, vocalist, and entertainer known for her versatility and showmanship. She has performed with and is mentored by some of the most legendary names in the bass world.

Wonder Women: Suzy Starlite

Wonder Women: Suzy Starlite

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women”, we’re catching up with Suzy Starlite, bassist, musician, and songwriter. Suzy and her husband, Simon Campbell, run their own independent record label and semi-mobile studio based in Portugal.

Mingus At 100

Mingus At 100

April 22, 2022 marked the 100th anniversary of Charles Mingus's birth. The Mingus Dynasty band performed at Dizzy's Club in New York City in celebration, and we caught up with the bassists for this interview.

Wonder Women: Susan Hagen

Wonder Women: Susan Hagen

We’re wrapping up our special two-part feature with two Wonder Women of the Bass, Jacqueline Pickett (last month’s feature) and now Susan Hagen. Susan discusses her backstory, her current projects, and her new book.

Just Like That: An Interview with James “Hutch” Hutchinson

Just Like That: An Interview with James “Hutch” Hutchinson

Bonnie Raitt recently released her 21st studio album, entitled “Just Like That…” The album features longtime bassist and session legend James “Hutch” Hutchinson. We caught up with Hutch to get the scoop.

Melodoria: An Interview with Ben Flanagan

Melodoria: An Interview with Ben Flanagan

The post-hardcore supergroup Black Map struck again earlier this year with their third studio album, Melodoria, which delivers heavy riffs with memorable hooks. We caught up with Ben Flanagan to find out more.

Wonder Women: Jacqueline Pickett & Susan Hagen

Wonder Women: Jacqueline Pickett & Susan Hagen

We’re kicking off a special two-part interview series with two Wonder Women of the Bass, starting with Jacqueline Pickett and Susan Hagen.

Homegrown: An Interview with Ben Carr

Homegrown: An Interview with Ben Carr

Ben Carr, aka Carrtoons, is a bassist and producer who channels old-school vibes into modern grooves. His wildly popular Instagram provides glimpses into his sound, and the bassist has now released a new solo album, “Homegrown”. We caught up with Ben to get the scoop.

Envy of None: An Interview with Andy Curran

Envy of None: An Interview with Andy Curran

After months of anticipation, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson’s Envy of None’s self-titled debut is finally available. We caught up with Andy Curran to get the scoop on the new project, playing with Alex Lifeson post-Rush, and more.

Bass Profile: Carolina Enriquez of Margaritas Podridas

Bass Profile: Carolina Enriquez of Margaritas Podridas

Margaritas Podridas is a killer alternative rock band hailing from Hermosillo, Mexico that channels the ferocity of grunge and the melancholy of shoegaze. We caught up with bassist Carolina Enriquez to get the scoop.

Wonder Women: Lynn Keller

Wonder Women: Lynn Keller

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”, we’re checking in with Lynn Keller. Lynn has toured extensively, worked as a Musical Director/bassist, and much, much more.