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Reader Spotlight: Joshua Sailor
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Joshua Sailor

Every once in a while, a submission comes through for Reader Spotlight for someone I know. In the case of Joshua Sailor, I know him well. So it is a thrill to share his story with you.

Black Frequencies: An Interview with Jahmal Nichols
Interviews

Black Frequencies: An Interview with Jahmal Nichols

Jahmal Nichols has just released his second solo album entitled “Black Frequencies”, which examines and celebrates different aspects of Black culture. We caught up with Nichols to get the scoop on the album, his process, and more.

In Memoriam: Cleveland Eaton
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Cleveland Eaton

Cleveland Eaton, who played with jazz greats from Ella Fitzgerald to Count Basie, has passed away after a months-long illness. He was 80 years old.

The Spirit of Music: An Interview with Victor Wooten
Interviews

The Spirit of Music: An Interview with Victor Wooten

Even in the middle of a pandemic, Victor Wooten is not sitting idle. We caught up with Vic this week to talk about his webinars, new book and merch site, Wooten Woods, how he’s faring during this time, and a whole lot more.

In Memoriam: Steve Helgeson
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Steve Helgeson

Sad news to share today: luthier Steve Helgeson of Moonstone Guitars has passed away after a long bout with cancer. Bass legend Leland Sklar shared the news on his Facebook page.

Euphonic Audio: An Interview with Larry Ullman
Interviews

Euphonic Audio: An Interview with Larry Ullman

Euphonic Audio is a bass amp company that focuses on creating pristine amplification in compact packages. We had a great conversation with Larry Ullman, whose work as a pro bassist was the spark to shift EA into bass gear.

In Memoriam: Steve Priest
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Steve Priest

Steve Priest, who co-founded the glam rock band Sweet, has passed away at the age of 72. The news was shared by his bandmate Andy Scott on social media.

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In Memoriam: Josef Bansuelo
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Josef Bansuelo

Sad news to report: former 7Seconds bassist Josef Bansuelo has passed away from cancer. He was 63 years old. The news was confirmed by his former bandmate, Kevin Seconds, on Facebook.

In Memoriam: Al Rex
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Al Rex

We lost one of the original bassists of rock and roll this week with the passing of Al Rex. He was 91 years old.

Reunions: An Interview With Jimbo Hart
Interviews

Reunions: An Interview With Jimbo Hart

From the first notes of Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit’s new album “Reunions”, it’s clear it is a deep experience. In this interview, we talk with bassist Jimbo Hart on how he gets that perfect old school tone, growing up in Muscle Shoals, and more.

Sense of Groove: An Interview with Juliaplaysgroove
Interviews

Sense of Groove: An Interview with Juliaplaysgroove

Tim Fletcher took some time to chat to nineteen-year-old Polish bassist Juliaplaysgroove, and she talks about her inspirations, her famous fans, and her aims for the future.

In Memoriam: John McKenzie
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: John McKenzie

John McKenzie, who played with a wide range of artists, has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 64 years old. Record producer John Reynolds shared the news on social media.