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In Memoriam: Erik Scott
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Erik Scott

Erik Scott has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 71 years old. The news was shared on his official Facebook page by his wife, Mickie Scott.

Just Play: An Interview with Matt Geraghty
Interviews

Just Play: An Interview with Matt Geraghty

As bassists, our role is to typically lift up those around us and support the music. More often than not the bass is a reflection of a person’s character. Matt Geraghty embodies that concept. We caught up with the bassist in this new interview.

In Memoriam: George Chambers
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: George Chambers

Sad news to share today: George “Pops” Chambers of the Chambers Brothers has passed away. He was 88 years old. The Chambers Brothers are best known for their hit "Time Has Come Today," which reached 11 on the Billboard charts in 1968.

In Memoriam: Larry Junstrom
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Larry Junstrom

Larry Junstrom, .38 Special’s bassist and an original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, has died. He was 70 years old.

In Memoriam: Kim Shattuck
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Kim Shattuck

Sad news to report today: Muffs singer and former Pixies bassist Kim Shattuck has passed away. She was 56 years old. The news was shared by her Muffs bandmates on Facebook.

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Grooves & Sushi: An Interview with Norm Stockton
Interviews

Grooves & Sushi: An Interview with Norm Stockton

Norm Stockton is giving music lovers an inside look at musician hangouts and the creation process with a new project called “Grooves & Sushi.” We caught up with Norm to find out more about this project.

In Memoriam: Larry Taylor
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Larry Taylor

Sad news to share: Larry Taylor has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 77 years old. Nicknamed “The Mole,” Taylor was the founding bassist for Canned Heat and played with the band from 1967 to 1970.

Reader Spotlight: Ronnie Brannan
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Ronnie Brannan

Meet Ronnie Brannan, who started out on tuba before spotting a bass in his school’s jazz band. “I was drawn to everything about it as soon as it came into my consciousness,” he said. Since then, he’s been doing his thing on the bass. Here’s his story...

In Memoriam: Frank de la Rosa
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Frank de la Rosa

Bassist Frank de la Rosa, who played with a who’s who of jazz artists, has passed away. He was 85 years old.

Reader Spotlight: Dave Turner
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Dave Turner

Meet Dave Turner, a bassist and educator who has an impressive resume in both arenas. Here’s his story…

Himalayas: An Interview with Scott Mulvahill
Interviews

Himalayas: An Interview with Scott Mulvahill

Scott Mulvahill is not your average bassist. He’s also not your average singer-songwriter. His latest album, “Himalayas,” is proof of that. We caught up with Mulvahill to learn about his background, lessons learned on the road, and songwriting.

Reader Spotlight: Drue Williams, Jr.
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Drue Williams, Jr.

Meet Drue Williams, Jr., a bassist who got his start thanks to his dad, who was a great Gospel singer and inspired him to take up the instrument. Drue not only performs, but he also started his own bass cabinet company. Here’s his story...