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Reader Spotlight

Since the beginning, one of our primary goals is featuring our readers. One way we do that is with our Reader Spotlight. We’d be thrilled if you shared your story with us.

Reader Spotlight: Evan Heird

Reader Spotlight: Evan Heird

Back in the day, Evan Heird had a roommate who had a bass. He picked it up, and that was that. Later, he focused on acting but returned to the bass once again. Evan is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

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Reader Spotlight: Wayne Myers

Reader Spotlight: Wayne Myers

Meet Wayne Myers, who picked up the bass in 1985 and never looked back. We love his answer to the “superpower” question. Wayne is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Ryan Szanyi

Reader Spotlight: Ryan Szanyi

Meet Ryan Szanyi, a bassist who has undergone different transitions. He started on trumpet before switching to bass and lived in the US before moving to the UK. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Michael Richman

Reader Spotlight: Michael Richman

Meet Michael Richman, a bassist who got his start like a lot of people: there was an open bass seat, and he filled it. Michael is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Dale Wales

Reader Spotlight: Jeremy Dale Wales

Meet Jeremy Dale Wales, a bassist who got his start after following in the footsteps of his older brother. Twenty-one-plus years later, he’s still going strong. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Ian Rushbury

Reader Spotlight: Ian Rushbury

Meet Ian Rushbury, a bassist since 1986 who got a very fast start on the instrument. Ian regularly performs, teaches, and writes for PopMatters. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Massimiliano “MarFi” Gentilini

Reader Spotlight: Massimiliano “MarFi” Gentilini

Meet Massimiliano “MarFi” Gentilini, a bassist from Barcelona who got his start 20 years ago so he could join a band with his friends. He’s done a lot since, including work in a Quentin Tarantino OST cover band. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Damian Diaz

Reader Spotlight: Damian Diaz

Meet Damian Diaz, a bassist from Dallas, Texas who started on the bassoon before eventually adding the bass to his impressive list of accomplishments. Damian is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…

Reader Spotlight: Jenny Giammanco

Reader Spotlight: Jenny Giammanco

Meet Jenny Giammanco, a bassist from Brooklyn who got her start playing percussion. Ten years ago, she made the switch and as she says, “the rest is history!” Here’s her story...

Reader Spotlight: Joseph Garcia

Reader Spotlight: Joseph Garcia

Meet Joseph Garcia, a bassist from Bakersfield, CA, and creator of the various “Bass Intros” playlists on Spotify. Joseph is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Tom Read

Reader Spotlight: Tom Read

Meet Tom Read, a bassist who got his start on the instrument at the age of 8, starting playing professionally at 16, then later took a break to teach math and raise his family. Thankfully, Tom returned to the instrument.

Reader Spotlight: Ryan Templeton

Reader Spotlight: Ryan Templeton

Meet Ryan Templeton, a bassist from Springfield, Missouri who originally got his start on trombone before switching to bass. Since then, he’s covered a ton of musical ground. Here’s his story…