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Disappearing Man: An Interview with Byron Isaacs
Interviews

Disappearing Man: An Interview with Byron Isaacs

Over his career, Byron Isaacs has worked with some of the greatest songwriters of our time: Levon Helm, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Scialfa, Roseanne Cash, and more. He co-founded the bands Ollabelle and Lost Leaders, plus he’s spent the past few years recording and touring the world with The Lumineers. Suffice it to say, he’s been around...

Wide Awake: An Interview with Sean Yeaton
Interviews

Wide Awake: An Interview with Sean Yeaton

The new Parquet Courts album, Wide Awake!, is an amazing listen that displays the band’s continued growth and evolution. That’s especially true for bassist Sean Yeaton, whose hooky bass lines serve as a melodic focal point in the music. Like many of us, Yeaton started as a guitarist. He switched to bass specifically for Parquet Courts and although he’s played...

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Reader Spotlight: Paul Rogalski
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Paul Rogalski

Paul Rogalski is a busy bassist and educator living in Longmont, Colorado, which is interesting, considering he made his way to Colorado (after Berklee) to slow things down a bit. Paul is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I headed west from Boston back in 1991 and planted my feet in Boulder Colorado. After...

Where We Stand: An Interview with Adi Meyerson
Interviews

Where We Stand: An Interview with Adi Meyerson

Bassist/composer Adi Meyerson has taken the opportunity of her debut album to take a musical snapshot of her life. Where We Stand is a testament to her time as a working bassist in New York City as well as our times. “Music is a way of telling one’s life story and that’s what I try to do every time I...

In Memoriam: Garry Lowe
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Garry Lowe

Bassist Garry Lowe, who played in Canada’s rock/reggae band Big Sugar, has passed way after a two year battle with cancer. He was 65 years old. The new was shared by Gordie and Alex Johnson on the Big Sugar Facebook page. “We lost our dear brother and sweet friend Garry this morning,” they wrote. “He was my greatest musical collaborator,...

Reader Spotlight: John W Lauler
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: John W Lauler

Meet John W Lauler, who has an interesting tale in his path to picking up the bass (more on that below). John stays busy in the Chicago music scene, performing a range of styles almost every night of the week. John is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a bassist living in Chicago,...

In Memoriam: Richard Swift
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Richard Swift

More sad news today: Richard Swift, who toured with The Black Keys as their bassist, has passed away. He was 41 years old. Born in California to a musical family, Swift was a multi-instrumentalist and self-starter who began by experimenting with four-track cassette recorders. He launched a solo career in the early 2000s and quickly became a producer. He joined...

In Memoriam: Alan Longmuir
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Alan Longmuir

More sad news this week: Bay City Rollers founding bassist Alan Longmuir has passed away after a short illness. He was 70 years old. The news was announced by his family on Twitter. “We are devastated to share the news that Alan has passed away peacefully surrounded by family. He was an extraordinary man with an extraordinary heart. He brought...

In Memoriam: Steve Soto
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Steve Soto

Sad news to report today: punk rock mainstay Steve Soto has passed away. The Adolescents and Agent Orange bassist was 54 years old. A cause of death has not been announced. Bandmate Tony Reflex shared the news via Twitter. “With heavy heart I share the passing of Steve Soto, my friend and bandmate since 1979,” he wrote. “I don’t know...

Frail Things in Sharp Places: An Interview with John Ferrara
Interviews

Frail Things in Sharp Places: An Interview with John Ferrara

John Ferrara has released a stunning new duo album with percussionist Seth Moutal entitled Frail Things in Sharp Places. The bassist, who many know for his band Consider the Source, seems to get every last ounce of music out of his instrument over the 11-song collection. Although his extensive playing techniques are extremely impressive, it is obvious that they are...