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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: Leighton Allen

Reader Spotlight: Leighton Allen

Meet Leighton Allen, a bassist from the UK and our player in the spotlight for January 5, 2011. Bio: I’m a bass player from the south of England, currently writing/playing with Steve Byrd 80’s session musician and ex-guitarist with Kim Wilde and Ian Gillian, amongst many many others. I have played many of the UK top venues and festivals with...

Reader Spotlight: Dave Tribe

Reader Spotlight: Dave Tribe

Meet Dave Tribe, a bassist from Brighton, UK and our player in the spotlight for December 28, 2010. Bio: I’ve recorded with and by Norman Cook, Russell Simins (Blues Explosion), Saul Davies (James), Jonny Milton (Dreadzone, Aswad), Goat, Byron Wallen, Carnival Collective, Sam Flynn, Tics etc. I’ve also gigged alongside The Smiths, Manic Street Preachers, Aztec Camera, The Go-Betweens, The...

Reader Spotlight: Charles “Chuck” Hoffman

Reader Spotlight: Charles “Chuck” Hoffman

Meet Chuck Hoffman, a bassist from Des Moines, Iowa and our player in the spotlight for December 21, 2010. Bio: I started out playing trumpet in elementary school in Waterloo, IA, got interested in indie rock, jazz, and 20th century music in high school. I went to college with the idea of becoming a composer, but took up playing bass...

Reader Spotlight: Brandon Puckett

Reader Spotlight: Brandon Puckett

Meet Brandon Puckett, a bassist from Linton, Indiana, and our player in the spotlight for December 14, 2010. Bio: I grew up in a small town in Southern Indiana, where at the age of 10 started playing bass. We didn’t have a lot to do living out in a rural area, so also having the luxury of a guitarist and...

Reader Spotlight: Keith “KDubbs” Williams

Reader Spotlight: Keith “KDubbs” Williams

Meet Keith “KDubbs” Williams, a bassist from San Jose, California and our player in the spotlight for December 7, 2010. Bio: I’m the former bass player for Maranatha Christian Center, San Jose, Ca. (1992-2002). I’ve worked with Ruff House/Columbia/Emi recording artist Keith Martin (toured with MC Hammer in the mid 90’s), and with the Black Panther of Hip Hop, Paris....

Reader Spotlight: Rick Reese

Reader Spotlight: Rick Reese

Meet Rick Reese, a bassist from Nashville, TN and our player in the spotlight for November 30, 2010. Bio: Born in Baltimore, MD in 1969, Rick has been playing bass for 27 years. His innovative style is a unique blend of jazz improvisation, funk punctuation with driving energy of rock and roll. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Rick...

Reader Spotlight: Jeff Clark

Reader Spotlight: Jeff Clark

Meet Jeff Clark, a bassist from Portland, Oregon and our player in the spotlight for November 23, 2010. Bio: I’m a lucky guy who wanted to learn music and did. Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do anything. Keep it up and you’ll make it. Location: Portland, Oregon Day gig: I’m an administrator at Intel’s R&D facility. I’m also...

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Reader Spotlight: Andrea Morse

Reader Spotlight: Andrea Morse

Meet Andrea Morse, a bassist from St Louis, Missouri, and our player in the spotlight for November 16, 2010. Bio: I grew up in NYC and have lived up and down the east coast before coming to St. Louis in 2003. My musical study began with drums at age 10 before spending time with guitar and violin before finding the...

Reader Spotlight: Steve Harris

Reader Spotlight: Steve Harris

Meet Steve Harris, a bassist from Long Beach, California, and our bassist in the spotlight for November 9, 2010. Bio: A former bar band road dog, I came to L.A. to be a rock star. I did the strip big hair band thing. When grunge hit, I went back to my first love – playing jazz. I now have my...

Reader Spotlight: Carter Fox

Reader Spotlight: Carter Fox

Meet Carter Fox a bassist from the greater Philadelphia area who is studying at Drexel University, and our player in the spotlight for November 2, 2010. Bio: Hailing from Lansdale, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia, 19 year old Carter Fox has been playing the upright and electric basses for the past decade and has played in every style of band...

Reader Spotlight: James Cain

Reader Spotlight: James Cain

Meet James Cain, a bassist from Weslaco, Texas and our player in the spotlight for October 26, 2010. Bio: I’ve been a bass player for 37 years, and I was a Bass Performance Major in college. I play all types of music, mainly jazz, blues, funk, rock, country, Latin and Latin Jazz. I’ve played with the great alto saxophonist Rene...

Reader Spotlight: Edward Baida

Reader Spotlight: Edward Baida

Meet Edward Baida, a bassist from New York and our player in the spotlight for October 19, 2010. Bio: I’m a 21-year-old bass guitar player about to be a senior in college at Boston University. Playing music is how I’d like to make a living for myself, and making a living for myself is a reality I am going to...