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Delicious: An Interview with Wes Stephenson

Delicious: An Interview with Wes Stephenson

The Funky Knuckles have returned with their fourth album, Delicious, and as the title suggests, it’s a tasty treat for your ears. We caught up with Wes Stephenson to get the scope on that and more.

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Death Atlas: An Interview with Olivier Pinard

Death Atlas: An Interview with Olivier Pinard

Olivier Pinard has to be one of the hardest working bassists on the planet. Based in Montreal, he’s currently in the bands Cattle Decapitation, Vengeful, Akurion, and Cryptopsy. We caught up with him to get the scoop on his work, his background, and more.

Formations: An Interview with Paul Kowert

Formations: An Interview with Paul Kowert

When Hawktail booked studio time for last year, their plan was to make an album of covers. Luckily for us listeners, they decided to pull together their own material for their new album. We caught up with bassist Paul Kowert to get the scoop.

Blue Basso: An Interview with Charlie Wooton

Blue Basso: An Interview with Charlie Wooton

Charlie Wooton’s new album, “Blue Basso,” has several themes. First, it’s a blues record. Second, it’s a bit of an homage to his legendary bass. Finally, it carries the spirit of one of his heroes, Jaco Pastorius. We caught up with Wooton to get the scoop.

Master Volume: An Interview with Teymur Phell

Master Volume: An Interview with Teymur Phell

Teymur Phell has worked with a long list of the top jazz musicians. Now he’s released his debut album, “Master Volume.” We caught up with him to get the scoop on the album, how he swings on electric, and what technique stuck with him from a bass legend.

Just Play: An Interview with Matt Geraghty

Just Play: An Interview with Matt Geraghty

As bassists, our role is to typically lift up those around us and support the music. More often than not the bass is a reflection of a person’s character. Matt Geraghty embodies that concept. We caught up with the bassist in this new interview.

Grooves & Sushi: An Interview with Norm Stockton

Grooves & Sushi: An Interview with Norm Stockton

Norm Stockton is giving music lovers an inside look at musician hangouts and the creation process with a new project called “Grooves & Sushi.” We caught up with Norm to find out more about this project.

Himalayas: An Interview with Scott Mulvahill

Himalayas: An Interview with Scott Mulvahill

Scott Mulvahill is not your average bassist. He’s also not your average singer-songwriter. His latest album, “Himalayas,” is proof of that. We caught up with Mulvahill to learn about his background, lessons learned on the road, and songwriting.

Down to the River: An Interview with Berry Duane Oakley

Down to the River: An Interview with Berry Duane Oakley

The Allman Betts Band has just released their debut album, “Down To The River.” As you might expect, the group is tied to the Allman Brothers, with Berry Duane Oakley, son of Berry Oakley, on bass. We caught up with Berry Jr. to get the scoop.

End to End: An Interview with Barre Phillips

End to End: An Interview with Barre Phillips

Barre Phillips has been playing bass for nearly all of his 84 years, and his 1968 album “Journal Violone” is credited as the first ever solo bass record. 51 years later he’s released what he says is his final solo album, “End to End.”

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton: What I Look For In A Bass Player

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton: What I Look For In A Bass Player

Lamb of God’s Mark Morton has released his solo album, “Anesthetic.” Mark has performed with a number of impressive bassists in his career, including on this record. We caught up with him to get the scoop on the album, what he looks for in a bass player, and more.

No Control: An Interview with Suzi Quatro

No Control: An Interview with Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro has been rocking for over five decades. Hailed as the first female bassist to become a major rock star, she scored hits in the 1970s. This year she’s here to let you know she’s not slowing down. We caught up with Quatro to get the scoop on the new album, her love of touring, and more.