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Reader Spotlight: Jill Avilez
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Jill Avilez

Meet Jill Avilez, a.k.a. Mizz Absurd, a bassist from Las Vegas who found her style after ditching the guitar and focusing on combining bass and singing in what she describes as “Soul Scat Slap Solo Bass.” Jill is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s her story…

In Memoriam: Joe Osborn
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Joe Osborn

Very sad news to report today: bass legend Joe Osborn has passed away. He was 81 years old. His son, Darren, made a statement on behalf of his family on social media.

In Memoriam: Lucas Starr
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Lucas Starr

Former Oh, Sleeper bassist Lucas Starr has passed away from colon cancer. He was 34 years old.

Reader Spotlight: Dale Raszewski
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Dale Raszewski

Meet Dale Raszewski, a bassist of 42 years who has done quite a bit over the years, and is still going strong. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Lucas Fernandes
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Lucas Fernandes

Meet Lucas Fernandes, a bassist from Brazil who first picked up the bass in school and said it was “love at the first low note.” Lucas is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I have studied bass with some great names of the local scene, like Oswaldo Amorim, Hamilton Pinheiro, and Alexandre Macarrão. I...

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More Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson, Part 2
Interviews

More Beauty and Desolation: An Interview with Steve Lawson, Part 2

In our last interview with solo bass whiz Steve Lawson, he gave us the scoop on his latest album, Beauty and Desolation. The gorgeous seven-song collection continues the bassist’s constant sonic exploration and artistic growth. Our chat included his ideas on the album’s concept, his improvisational style, and how he uses symbolism in music. In part two of the conversation,...

In Memoriam: Josh Fauver
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Josh Fauver

Former Deerhunter bassist Josh Fauver has passed away at the age of 39. A cause of death was not reported, but a band representative confirmed the sad news. Fauver first joined the Atlanta-based indie rock band in 2004 after founding bassist Justin Bosworth died. He recorded on their debut self-titled album that same year and ultimately played on six releases...

In Memoriam: George Hawkins, Jr.
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: George Hawkins, Jr.

Sad news to report today: George Hawkins, Jr. has passed away after battling cancer for the past year. The bassist and vocalist was a seasoned member of the music community and worked with artists ranging from Jimmy Reed to Roger Waters to Michael McDonald, who shared his grief on Facebook. “Today I’m wrestling with the sad news that one of...

Purple House: An Interview with Ryan Madora
Interviews

Purple House: An Interview with Ryan Madora

If you’ve been reading No Treble at all for the past seven years, you’ve probably read the work of Ryan Madora. Her popular columns run the gamut from mastering the blues to understanding your instrument to bass players you should know. If you haven’t heard her play yet, you need to check out Robben Ford’s latest album, . The effort...

Neospectric: An Interview with Max Moran
Interviews

Neospectric: An Interview with Max Moran

As artists, we try to combine all of our influences to create something new. Bassist Max Moran has achieved that with his new album, . The forward-thinking jazz album, which is anchored by his band of the same name, blends styles and genres for a beautiful flow over tight grooves. His unique sound came naturally as he forged his musical...