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Michael Manring tour and updates

Michael Manring is set to door a few shows with acoustic guitarist Tony Kaltenberg in Oregon and Washington from May 29th through the 31st (details below). In June, Michael is making a return trip to the east coast to do a show with the Feinsmith Quartet, the chamber ensemble with cellist Jennifer Culp, guitarist Gyan Riley, pianist Christopher Taylor and...

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Remembering Wayman Tisdale: A Man of Many Talents

Wayman Tisdale passed away at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma on May 15th, 2009, after a two year battle with bone cancer. He was 44. Tisdale will be remembered by many as an award-winning bassist, he will also be remembered by many as a nationally acclaimed college basketball and NBA player, who is the current leader in points...

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Sneak preview: Freekbass and Tobotius

Bassist Freekbass and DJ/producer Tobotius have teamed up to do a “micro-project”, set to launch this fall. The duo is planning to be slim and mobile, suitable for smaller clubs, festival side stages and late night slots, and support for national acts. Freekbass brings his funky style and national history of playing festivals, clubs and colleges from coast to coast....

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Justin Meldal-Johnsen joins Aguilar Amp’s artist roster

Aguilar Amplification has just announced Nine Inch Nails bassist Justin Meldal-Johnsen has joined them as an endorsee. Justin’s rig consists of Aguilar’s DB 750 and AG 500 amplifiers with DB 412 and DB 810 cabinets, the AGRO distortion preamp and the Tone Hammer preamp/D.I. Justin shares, “I did a shootout during spring Nine Inch Nails rehearsals with plenty of other...

In Memoriam

RIP Wayman Tisdale

We’re sad to report that former NBA player and bassist Wayman Tisdale has passed away, after a two-year battle with cancer. He was 44. Tisdale was in the NBA for twelve seasons, followed by a successful career as a jazz musician, releasing eight albums between 1995 and 2008. SWR Amps ran a nice piece about Wayne today on their web...

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Pearl Jam bassist mugged in Atlanta

Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and a band employee were attacked by three armed people in the parking lot of Southern Tracks Recording Studio on April 27th in Atlanta. The police reports shows the attackers smashed car windows, stole $3,000 in cash, a Blackberry and two computers. Ament tried to escape, but was caught, knocked to the ground and suffered...

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Chi Cheng released from ICU

Deftones bassist Chi Cheng was involved in a automobile accident last November, and has been in a coma since. This week, a rumor was posted on the web stating Deftones bassist Chi Cheng had come out of his months-long coma. Chi’s sister, Gina Blackmore, who has been maintaining a family-run blog, posted to say that the rumor wasn’t completely accurate:...

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RIP Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist, Ean Evans

Ean Evans, bassist for Lynyrd Skynyrd, passed away earlier this week after a long battle with cancer. He was 48. The announcement was made on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s web site, and read: “It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of longtime Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Ean Evans. Ean put up a valiant battle with an aggressive form of cancer...

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Esperanza Spalding on NPR’s Piano Jazz

In November 2008, Marian McPartland hosted bassist Esperanza Spalding on her Piano Jazz show. The session was part interview, part performance by Esperanza and her pianist, Leo Genovese. During the broadcast, Esperanza offers a look into her background and draw to music, starting at the age of four, through her time at Berklee in Boston. The full session runs about...

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Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes

In 2004, bassist Ron Carter asked Dan Ouellette about writing his biography. Two years of interviews with Ron, his fellow musicians, family and friends followed, and Dan started working with ArtistShare to complete the book. A complete timeline of the book can viewed at Dan’s ArtistShare project site and you can order the book from there as well. There are...

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Michael Manring concert and event updates

Michael Manring has just updated his tour schedule again, with a whole new line up of solo and group performances and clinics. We caught a solo performance a few weeks ago, and we’re still blown away by it. If you can make it to the Nor-Cal BASSIX Bass Day, be on the lookout for some hot-off-the-press No Treble t-shirts, some...

Doug Wimbish: “Under Your Skin” Interview
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Doug Wimbish: “Under Your Skin” Interview

“Under Your Skin” is a book project focusing on the cultural diversity of music, from pop to jazz, hip hop, Reggae, Classical and more. As part of the project, Alexander McLean interviewed several artists, including bassist Doug Wimbish. Doug talks about his early days growing up in Connecticut, music he listened to, and finding his first instrument, the mandolin. Part...