Bassists: News, Spotlights, Interviews
Bassist Joe Policastro has been reinventing the new American Songbook on his last three albums centered around central themes. We caught up with Policastro to get the scoop on his musical background, his music, and how to keep a steady music gig.
Meet Richard Scott, a bassist with a longstanding history on the instrument in the L.A. area. Richard is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story.
Jorge Casas, bassist for Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine, has passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 69 years old. Estefan shared the news on her Instagram page.
Meet Peter O’Neill, a bassist who works as a session bassist and teacher in Queens, NY. (Be sure to check out his videos!) Here’s his story…
Teresa Ryan, aka Lorna Doom of L.A. punk band The Germs, has passed away from breast cancer. She was 61 years old. A family representative announced the news in a statement.
Bassist and singer/songwriter Aaron Gibson has just released his latest album, entitled “Horror Films and Sunday School” - a brilliant and beautiful record. We caught up with Aaron to get the story behind it, and more.
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.
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.
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.
Brazilian bass great Arthur Maia has passed away after suffering a heart attack. He was 56 years old.
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…
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.