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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: John Meyer

Reader Spotlight: John Meyer

Meet John Meyer, an electric bass/Contrabass player from Yucaipa, California, and our player in the the spotlight for February 16, 2010. Bio: John Meyer is an active freelance musician in the Inland Empire area and a veteran of the bass for over 25 years. With classical studies through the High Desert Symphony and Fullerton Symphony, pop studies through John’s very...

Reader Spotlight: Eric Vogel

Reader Spotlight: Eric Vogel

Meet Eric Vogel, our player in the spotlight for February 9, 2010. Bio: I play with a fantastic Funk/Rock Band from New Orleans called Big Sam’s Funky Nation, led by Big Sam Williams on trombone. We tour domestically and internationally playing major music events/festivals during the entire year. We recently recorded a song for the Saints football team which is...

Reader Spotlight: Lizz Chisholm (aka Double-Z)

Reader Spotlight: Lizz Chisholm (aka Double-Z)

Meet Lizz Chisholm, better known as Double-Z. Double-Z is not only our bassist in the spotlight for the week of February 2nd, 2010, she’s also listed as one of Marcus Miller‘s influences. Bio: I’ve been a world class bass player, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist for 40 years now. I’m the 1st hip-hop bass player, from touring with Grand Master, Melle Mel...

Reader Spotlight: Ronnie Penque

Reader Spotlight: Ronnie Penque

Meet Ronnie Penque, our bassist in the spotlight for January 26, 2010. Bio: Ronnie Penque has been playing music for over 30 years. When not working with NRPS or his band RONNIE PENQUE BAND, which includes his brother Chris Penque on guitar, Ron is busy as a session player. Ronnie started out as the original bass player in the popular...

Reader Spotlight: Marco Rodi

Reader Spotlight: Marco Rodi

Meet Marco Rodi, our bassist in the spotlight for January 19, 2010. Bio: My name is Marco Rodi and I’m a solo bassist from Montreal Quebec. I won several artistic competitions here in Montreal like: Cegep en spectacle, Université en spectacle, where I had 15 minutes to show the solo bass potential onstage. I was representing my country, Canada, as...

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Reader Spotlight: S.A. Sebastian Gnolfo

Reader Spotlight: S.A. Sebastian Gnolfo

Meet S.A. Sebastian Gnolfo, our bass player in the spotlight for January 12, 2010. Bio: I am currently the bass player, recording engineer and co-producer for the New York- and Austin-based rock band Atomic Brother. Originally from Long Island, NY, I began playing bass at 12 years old. I left New York at 19 to pursue a Bachelor of Arts...

Reader Spotlight: Joel Gottschalk

Reader Spotlight: Joel Gottschalk

Meet Joel Gottschalk, our bassist in the spotlight for January 5th, 2010. Bio: A recent transplant to Los Angeles from Tucson, Arizona, Joel Gottschalk has already earned a solid rep as a session/live bass player including international tour and session work with guitarist/singer-songwriter Philip Sayce (Melissa Etheridge, Jeff Healey, Uncle Kracker). Most recently, Joel appears on Sayce’s latest full length...

Reader Spotlight: Erik Scott

Reader Spotlight: Erik Scott

Meet Erik Scott, our player in the spotlight for December 29, 2009. Bio: Best known for recording/touring with Alice Cooper (80’s), Sonia Dada (1990-20??), and Flo & Eddie (70’s), Erik has also recorded with many other artists, including Kim Carnes, Carl Palmer, and Pops and Mavis Staples. Erik is also a composer who has written songs covered by Ted Nugent,...

Reader Spotlight: Brian Derek

Reader Spotlight: Brian Derek

Meet Brian Derek, our player in the spotlight for December 22nd, 2009. Bio: I studied at Berklee for a few semesters in the ’70’s playing/composing jazz. I have done every type gig imaginable and recorded many independent record/cd projects (a favorite of mine is “The Warning” w/Rory Pastorius in 1986); performed with Pat Metheny, Peter Erskine, Randy Bernsen, Jack Pastorius...

Reader Spotlight: Cricket Cohen

Reader Spotlight: Cricket Cohen

Meet Cricket Cohen, our player in the spotlight for December 15, 2009. Bio: I’ve been so lucky to play bass (and sing) for a living for over 30 years. Doing the math I know I’ve played at least 10,000 gigs! The venues range from lounge cover work to playing with the Drifters as well of too many exciting stories to...

Reader Spotlight: Paul Adams

Reader Spotlight: Paul Adams

Meet Paul Adams, our bass player in the spotlight for December 8, 2009. Bio: I am a busy professional electric and double bass player based in Stoke on Trent, England. I have performed throughout the UK, USA and Europe with various groups and artists, as well as working in the pit of many theatre productions, as well as being a...

Reader Spotlight: Larry Lee

Reader Spotlight: Larry Lee

Meet Larry Lee, our player in the spotlight for December 1st, 2009. Bio: I grew up in Dayton, Ohio and in sixth grade I started doing two things (1) play football (2) play bass guitar. I am 50 now and those two things have carried me all of my life. After High School I went to UCLA played ball and...