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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: Mike Hall

Reader Spotlight: Mike Hall

Meet Mike Hall, a bassist from New Jersey who has an interesting story on how he became a bassist and has had a great run over 19 years of playing. Here’s his story…

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Reader Spotlight: Cate Yoder

Reader Spotlight: Cate Yoder

Meet Cate Yoder, a bassist who is in her sophomore year in high school, but has an impressive story that has grown despite the past year’s challenges.

Reader Spotlight: Kevin Mackall

Reader Spotlight: Kevin Mackall

Meet Kevin Mackall, bassist from Harlem who instantly decided to play bass after hearing Rush’s “Working Man” on the radio many years ago. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Liza Carbe

Reader Spotlight: Liza Carbe

Meet Liza Carbe, who started on classical guitar before discovering – and falling in love with – the bass. Liza has had an incredible journey so far. Here’s her story...

Reader Spotlight: Daniel Halaby

Reader Spotlight: Daniel Halaby

Meet Daniel Halaby, a bassist from Highland Park, CA, who like many, found massive inspiration after seeing Victor Wooten perform live. Here’s his story…

Reader Spotlight: Joanna Smith

Reader Spotlight: Joanna Smith

Meet Joanna Smith, a bassist who plays both electric and double bass, and has now for two decades. Here’s her story...

Reader Spotlight: Jordan Hepburn

Reader Spotlight: Jordan Hepburn

Meet Jordan Hepburn, a bassist from Scotland, who originally started on guitar before making the switch to bass. Later, he took a break from music but returned with a bang, recording solo bass pieces, traditional Scottish music, and more. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Geoff Kluke

Reader Spotlight: Geoff Kluke

Meet Geoff Kluke, a double and electric bass player, arranger, composer, lecturer, and teacher who has enjoyed 51 years (so far) in music. Geoff is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…

Reader Spotlight: Clark Sims

Reader Spotlight: Clark Sims

Meet Clark Sims, a bassist living in Los Angeles who was inspired at an early age by hearing the great Larry Graham. It didn’t take long for Clark to start playing bass after that, and he’s made it his life.

Reader Spotlight: Francisco Javier

Reader Spotlight: Francisco Javier

Meet Francisco Javier, who has had a long and windy road down the musical path. Francisco began playing bass at an early age, putting it down, and picking it up again 30 years after. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Joshua Sailor

Reader Spotlight: Joshua Sailor

Every once in a while, a submission comes through for Reader Spotlight for someone I know. In the case of Joshua Sailor, I know him well. So it is a thrill to share his story with you.

Reader Spotlight: Udo Pannekeet

Reader Spotlight: Udo Pannekeet

Meet Udo Pannekeet, a bassist who spends his time performing with the prog-rock band, Focus, touring with other acts, and producing and engineering albums. Here’s his story...