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Stress Dreams: An Interview with Mike Devol
Interviews

Stress Dreams: An Interview with Mike Devol

Although they have traditional bluegrass instrumentation, Greensky Bluegrass is anything but traditional. Since 2004, the pulse of the band has been kept steady by bassist Mike Devol. We caught up with him to get the scoop.

Reader Spotlight: Joseph Garcia
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Joseph Garcia

Meet Joseph Garcia, a bassist from Bakersfield, CA, and creator of the various “Bass Intros” playlists on Spotify. Joseph is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

Wonder Women: Ariane Cap
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Ariane Cap

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”, Brittany Frompovich checks in with Ariane Cap. Ari is no stranger to No Treble readers, but her story is an inspiring one.

Kira: An Interview with Kira Roessler
Interviews

Kira: An Interview with Kira Roessler

She’s a punk rock icon, a bass hero, an award-winning sound editor, and now a solo recording artist. But the biggest part of Kira Roessler’s identity comes back to being a bass player. We caught up with Roessler to get the scoop on all that and more, including how the bass is her lens to the world.

In Memoriam: Burke Shelley
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Burke Shelley

Budgie bassist and vocalist Burke Shelley has passed away. His daughter Ela wrote on social media that he died in his sleep at Heath Hospital in Cardiff.

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Reader Spotlight: Tom Read
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Tom Read

Meet Tom Read, a bassist who got his start on the instrument at the age of 8, starting playing professionally at 16, then later took a break to teach math and raise his family. Thankfully, Tom returned to the instrument.

In Memoriam: Jay Weaver
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Jay Weaver

Big Daddy Weave bassist Jay Weaver has passed away from COVID-19. He was 42 years old. His brother and bandmate Mike Weaver shared the sad news in an Instagram video.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2021
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2021

As one year ends and we look forward to another, it’s important to stop and remember the incredible talents we lost. Join us as we remember the bassists we lost in 2021.

Wonder Women: Holly Montgomery
Wonder Women

Wonder Women: Holly Montgomery

In this month’s installment of “Wonder Women; Stories from the Women Who Play Bass”, we’re checking in with Holly Montgomery. She has been active in the DC Music Scene since 2011 after moving to the east coast from Los Angeles.

In Memoriam: Leonard Hubbard
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Leonard Hubbard

Another master of the bass has left us. Leonard Hubbard, aka Hub, has died from a form of blood cancer called multiple myeloma. He was 62 years old. The Roots made the announcement on their social media.

Darkmatter: An Interview with Eva Gardner
Interviews

Darkmatter: An Interview with Eva Gardner

Eva Gardner has returned with her second solo EP, entitled “Darkmatter”. Although she’s known for her killer bass playing, the record showcases her songwriting and musical talents. We caught up with Gardner to get the scoop.

In Memoriam: Phil Chen
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Phil Chen

It’s another tough day in the music world as we mourn the loss of bassist Phil Chen, who has passed away at the age of 75.