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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…

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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...

Reader Spotlight: Craig Martini

Reader Spotlight: Craig Martini

Meet Craig Martini, a bassist with quite an impressive resume of touring, recording, and performing with many well-known musicians. Here’s his story…

Reader Spotlight: Johnnie Castro

Reader Spotlight: Johnnie Castro

Meet Johnnie Castro, a bassist who has overcome a lot in life, but has broken through to do some amazing work with music. Johnnie is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Ronnie Brannan

Reader Spotlight: Ronnie Brannan

Meet Ronnie Brannan, who started out on tuba before spotting a bass in his school’s jazz band. “I was drawn to everything about it as soon as it came into my consciousness,” he said. Since then, he’s been doing his thing on the bass. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Dave Turner

Reader Spotlight: Dave Turner

Meet Dave Turner, a bassist and educator who has an impressive resume in both arenas. Here’s his story…

Reader Spotlight: Drue Williams, Jr.

Reader Spotlight: Drue Williams, Jr.

Meet Drue Williams, Jr., a bassist who got his start thanks to his dad, who was a great Gospel singer and inspired him to take up the instrument. Drue not only performs, but he also started his own bass cabinet company. Here’s his story...

Reader Spotlight: Arnaud Court

Reader Spotlight: Arnaud Court

Meet Arnaud Court, a bassist from France who got his start thanks to the inspiration of Steve Harris and Cliff Burton. He later expanded his list to Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius, James Jamerson, and many others. Here’s his story…

Reader Spotlight: Brian Haringa

Reader Spotlight: Brian Haringa

READER SPOTLIGHT: Meet Brian Haringa, a bassist from California who got his start on bass thanks to demand, and now relies on his 1969 Fender Jazz (for 20 years and counting). Here’s his story...