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Stories Behind the Songs: James “Hutch” Hutchinson
Stories Behind the Songs

Stories Behind the Songs: James “Hutch” Hutchinson

Few bass players get to work with a superstar artist, and fewer still get to work with most of them. James “Hutch” Hutchinson is decidedly the latter. In this edition of “Stories Behind the Songs,” Hutch shares the stories behind 12 tunes from his career.

In Memoriam: Eric Haydock
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Eric Haydock

Eric Haydock, who helped found the seminal rock band The Hollies, has passed away. He was 75 years old. A statement from Bobby Elliott on the band’s Facebook page helped to break the news.

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2018
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Remembering the Bassists We Lost in 2018

The end of the year always brings a time of reflection. With the incredible new music and artists we’ve enjoyed, we’ve also lost some of the best bassists in the world. Join us as we remember the bassists we lost in 2018.

In Memoriam: Arthur Maia
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Arthur Maia

Brazilian bass great Arthur Maia has passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was 56 years old.

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.

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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...

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,...