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Reader Spotlight: Birch Pereira
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Birch Pereira

Meet Birch Pereira, a bassist (actually multi-instrumentalist) who stays busy with a life dedicated to music. Birch is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I am an upright and electric bassist who had been a hardworking sideman in the Seattle jazz, funk and pop scene for a decade but a few years ago made...

In Memoriam: Wayne Secrest
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Wayne Secrest

Wayne Secrest, who founded the Southern rock back Confederate Railroad, has passed away. He was 68 years old. The news was shared on the band’s Facebook page. “It is with profound sorrow we announce that Wayne Secrest has passed away after a long illness,” they wrote “Wayne played bass with Confederate Railroad through the Johnny Paycheck and David Allan Coe...

Reader Spotlight: Chris Davison
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Chris Davison

Meet Chris Davison, a bassist who got his start at the age of 10, thanks to his parents who bought him a Fender Precision for Christmas. Chris is a busy bassist (and cellist) working with a couple of bands and doing freelance work. He’s this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a bassist of...

Diluvium: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer
Interviews

Diluvium: An Interview with Linus Klausenitzer

For some of us bassists, adding a fifth string is a stumbling block. That’s why it’s jaw-dropping to see and hear someone like Linus Klausenitzer, who tackles the insane music in Obscura with a six-string fretless. The German technical death metal band is not the kind of group that rests on their musical laurels, and the bassist wouldn’t have it...

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Nolabass: An Interview with James Singleton
Interviews

Nolabass: An Interview with James Singleton

New Orleans is a city steeped in tradition, but a big part of their culture is constant evolution. That may be why James Singleton is one of the busiest bassists in town. He’s been a mainstay of the scene for over four decades by playing a myriad of styles with tons of music legends: John Scofield, Ellis Marsalis, Stanton Moore,...

Two Bass Hit: An Interview with Jeff Pinkus and Steven McDonald
Interviews

Two Bass Hit: An Interview with Jeff Pinkus and Steven McDonald

The Melvins have followed up last year’s double album, A Walk with Love & Death, with a double bass album. features both Steven McDonald and Jeff Pinkus laying down the low end on original tunes plus some outstanding covers. The album title is a riff on the name of a record by the Butthole Surfers, with whom Pinkus was a...

Beast of the Bass: An Interview with Jeff Pilson
Interviews

Beast of the Bass: An Interview with Jeff Pilson

The original lineup of Dokken reunited in 2016 for a string of dates in Japan. Recordings from that tour are being released this month as Return To The East Live 2016. The members include Don Dokken, George Lynch, Mick Brown, and the great Jeff Pilson on bass. Pilson’s hard rock history is well documented. Besides being in Dokken, he laid...

In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Caleb Scofield

Bassist and vocalist Caleb Scofield has passed away after a car accident in New Hampshire. He was 39 years old. Scofield played bass and sang for the metal bands Cave In, Old Man Gloom, and Zozobra. Scofield joined Cave in 20 years ago in 1998 – just three years after the band had formed – and was featured on all...

A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore
Interviews

A Life In Bass: An Interview With Tony Senatore

We’ve showcased Tony Senatore’s incredible 12-string playing before, but that’s not all there is to the bassist. He’s spent the better part of 38 years working in the New York scene including sessions in the city’s top studios. Working as a session player requires a high degree of versatility, but that’s no problem considering his background. Senatore was first taught...

Ortus: An Interview with Jon von Boehm
Interviews

Ortus: An Interview with Jon von Boehm

Bassist Jon von Boehm has returned with his sophomore solo album, entitled . As opposed to his self-titled debut that featured a large cast of musicians, the new release focuses on the bassist’s unique compositions in a trio format with Michael Green on drums and John Gallo on guitar with guest spots by vocalist Jesse Rose Brassfield and bass guru...