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Reader Spotlight: Rachel Rhodes

Reader Spotlight: Rachel Rhodes

Meet Rachel Rhodes, a musician who started life in Austin, Texas and now lives in France playing music and working on mobile games. While she started on other instruments, she credits her dad with showing her the way, with plenty of James Jamerson, Chuck Rainey, David Hood, and others in rotation. Rachel is this week’s No Treble reader in the...

Reader Spotlight: Adam Duym

Reader Spotlight: Adam Duym

Meet Adam Duym, a trumpeter-turned-bassist who now teaches music for a living, as well as actively gigs in a band and as a sub. Adam is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: I was your quintessential “band nerd” in high school, playing trumpet in the wind ensemble, jazz band, marching...

Reader Spotlight: Dave Siff

Reader Spotlight: Dave Siff

Meet Dave Siff, a bassist and dad who takes playing bass and gigging seriously while also having a lot of fun. And he gets the role of bassist. Dave is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: I’m pretty much your run-of-the-mill suburban dad who refuses to grow up. Music is...

Reader Spotlight: Roy Eraca

Reader Spotlight: Roy Eraca

Meet Roy Eraca, who got his start on bass after making a promise to improve his grades (he did, and his reward was a new bass guitar). Since then, Roy has gone from being a “closet player” to a gigging one. Roy is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: When...

Reader Spotlight: Nick Castledine

Reader Spotlight: Nick Castledine

Nick Castledine lives an interesting life, working as a mechanical engineer (and on his Ph.D. in robotics) while balancing a healthy gigging schedule. He started on saxophone until an opportunity in a metal band came up, which is when he made the switch to bass. Nick is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could be next!) Here’s...

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Reader Spotlight: Zach Fowler

Reader Spotlight: Zach Fowler

Meet Zach Fowler, a bassist living and working in Nashville. Zach got his start on bass thanks to his parents, who bought him a bass for Christmas as a kid, and decided since they spent the money, he should probably give it a shot. The rest is history. Zach is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you could...

Reader Spotlight: Colin Nee

Reader Spotlight: Colin Nee

Meet Colin Nee, a bassist who works by day in a job he says is “not rock & roll,” but manages to make time for music on nights and weekends. Among his musical life, Colin performs in a Johnny Cash tribute band, who regularly plays in a former prison. How cool is that? Colin is this week’s No Treble reader...

Reader Spotlight: Stefan Sandman

Reader Spotlight: Stefan Sandman

Meet Stefan Sandman, a musician who started on guitar before switching to bass to be like his dad. Stefan is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight (you can be next). Here’s his story… Bio: I’m a musician who enjoys wearing the hats of performer, teacher, and session player. The bass has been my main instrument for about ten...

Reader Spotlight: Jesse Baumgartner

Reader Spotlight: Jesse Baumgartner

Meet Jesse Baumgartner, a bassist who can thank two people for his love for bass and music. One was his own father, and another was the father of a friend, who gave him some music that started him on his path. Jesse is this week’s reader in the spotlight (you can be next!) Here’s his story… Bio: I started playing...

Reader Spotlight: Gregory Johnson

Reader Spotlight: Gregory Johnson

Meet Gregory Johnson, who first fell in love with the bass guitar thanks to a Fender Precision back in 1977 and has been on a musical journey ever since. Gregory is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story… Bio: I got serious about playing bass in 2014, and in 2016 I decided to teach myself how...