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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: Ryan Madora

Reader Spotlight: Ryan Madora

Meet Ryan Madora, a bassist from Philadelphia, PA and our player in the spotlight for August 31, 2010. Bio: Redefining the look of traditional bass players, Ryan Madora is currently lighting up the Philadelphia music scene with old school soul and blues inspired grooves. At the age of 16, Ryan began attending blues jams in the Philadelphia area and quickly...

Reader Spotlight: Will McGee

Reader Spotlight: Will McGee

Meet Will McGee, a bassist from Memphis, Tennessee and our player in the spotlight for August 24, 2010. Bio: Well, there’s not much to tell, I’m a kid really, only 16. I picked up bass when I was about 12, and I haven’t put it down since. My musical interests and inspirations have morphed through out my span as a...

Reader Spotlight: Ian Pettersson

Reader Spotlight: Ian Pettersson

Meet Ian Pettersson, an electric and upright bassist from Dublin, Ireland. Ian is our player in the spotlight for August 17, 2010. Bio: Married with one child and three Basses. Started playing bass at 16 and have been hooked ever since. Adam Clayton was my bass hero and I spent hours on end locked in my bedroom listening to The...

Reader Spotlight: Michael Kelly

Reader Spotlight: Michael Kelly

Meet Michael Kelly, our bass player in the spotlight for August 10, 2010. Bio: Michael has been writing, recording, teaching and performing in New York City since 1984, writing and recording professionally with The Ronnie Gent Band, The Grip Weeds and Wide Right. Currently the bassist, vocalist and contributing composer for The Grip Weeds, the band enjoys worldwide distribution and...

Reader Spotlight: Scott Kemp

Reader Spotlight: Scott Kemp

Meet bassist Scott Kemp, our player in the spotlight for August 3, 2010. Bio: Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and a graduate of the Humber College Jazz Studies Program in Toronto (2004), Scott Kemp is a busy bassist in Toronto for the last ten years. Scott has recorded four albums (two juno nominations) with the multiple award winning artist Elizabeth...

Reader Spotlight: Joel Gregory Ciulla

Reader Spotlight: Joel Gregory Ciulla

Meet Joel Ciulla, our bassist in the spotlight for July 27, 2010. Bio: Joel has performed and recorded with hundreds of great musicians such as Alex Acuna, Bennie Maupen, Gerald Clayton, Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Poncho Sanchez, Justo Almario… just to name a few. He is currently working on his new CD “Cha Cha Bop”, featuring all original compositions. Location: Los...

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Reader Spotlight: Kennan Shaw

Reader Spotlight: Kennan Shaw

Meet Kennan Shaw, our bass player in the spotlight for July 20, 2010. Bio: I play bass; emphasis on “play”. I’ve played bass forever. I can play other instruments a little, but I don’t. My influences have generally been bands more than bassists, but I have several favorites. Most of the places I’ve been around the world, I went to...

Reader Spotlight: Kira Roessler

Reader Spotlight: Kira Roessler

Meet bassist Kira Roessler, our bassist in the spotlight for July 13, 2010. Bio: I have played in bands since 1977, performing live and recording. At first in local LA bands Waxx, The Visitors, The Monsters, Sexsick and Twisted Roots. Later I joined Black Flag and toured and recorded with them between fall 83 and fall 85 … Since 1986...

Reader Spotlight: George Radai

Reader Spotlight: George Radai

Meet bassist George Radai, our player in the spotlight for July 6, 2010. Bio: Born on the planet. In 1960. I’m about 5 foot 9, and I’m average, physically. Among the things I used to do or have done, and things I know a lot about or have a special interest in, are the following: Animals in general, zoos, dogs,...

Reader Spotlight: Josh Hari

Reader Spotlight: Josh Hari

Bio: Josh Hari is an upright and electric bassist from Oakland, California and Guadalajara, Mexico. He has performed in a professional setting and/or recorded with: Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lalah Hathaway, Goapele, Lyrics Born, Killah Priest, Richie Rich, Joe Louis Walker, John Ellis, Bobby Sparks, Gary Thomas, Nona Hendryx, Julian Lage, Greg Osby, Bicasso, Bobby Ozuna and many others....

Reader Spotlight: Justin Williams

Reader Spotlight: Justin Williams

Meet Justin Williams, our bass player in the spotlight. We had the chance to meet up with Justin at the Warwick booth during Summer NAMM. Bio: Justin Williams is one of NYC’s upcoming bassists in the Underground Hip-Hop/R&B, Electronic scene. For six years he’s been supporting some today’s hottest acts (Joya Bravo, KalaeAllDay, C. Devone) holding down the low end...

Reader Spotlight: Dirk McNasty

Reader Spotlight: Dirk McNasty

Meet bassist Dirk McNasty, our player in the spotlight for June 15th, 2010. Bio: As bassist for The Underground Blues Division, I’ve been fortunate enough to share stages with some of my heroes, such as, Chris Duarte, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and Steve Cropper. After years of playing, I’m finally in the band I’ve always dreamed of and couldn’t be...