2016 Reader Favorites – #7: Tal Wilkenfeld

Editor’s Note: At the end of each year, we tally up all the article and video views on No Treble to come up with a list of top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls or anything else. Just having some fun.

Tal Wilkenfeld

Tal Wilkenfeld is no stranger to the annual Reader Favorites list. In 2016, Tal shared some of the music she’s working on for her new album, plus opened for The Who on their tour.

This brought new attention to some of the Tal features in our archive too, which all added up to placing her at #7 on the 2016 Reader Favorites list.

Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun

1. Tal Wilkenfeld: Under the Sun

Back in March, Tal Wilkenfeld visited Paste Studios in New York and recorded this live performance of “Under the Sun”. Like the Tal’s solo performance of “Chelsea Hotel”, we once again get to experience not only her bass playing, but also her vocals…

The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

2. The Who Announces Tour with Tal Wilkenfeld Band

2016 is turning out to have some incredible tours for bassists. The Who will be continuing their “The Who Hits 50!” tour with a new North American leg, and they’ve tapped Australian bass phenom Tal Wilkenfeld to open the shows…

Tal Wilkenfeld Embarks on Fall Tour

3. Tal Wilkenfeld Embarks on Fall Tour

Tal Wilkenfeld will be hitting the road this fall for a tour that will take her up the West Coast. Starting at Phoenix, Arizona’s Musical Instrument Museum, the trek will snake up California before heading through Oregon and Washington…

Transcription: Tal Wilkenfeld’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” Solo

4. Transcription: Tal Wilkenfeld’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” Solo

This transcription from the archives features bassist Tal Wilkenfeld’s fantastic solo on the Jeff Beck classic “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers”. There are several live recordings of this track, but the one transcribed here is from the Crossroads Guitar Festival from 2007…

Tal Wilkenfeld: Chelsea Hotel

5. Tal Wilkenfeld: Chelsea Hotel

We think – as do many readers here – that Tal Wilkenfeld is a killer bassist. Now she’s proving she can sing, too. Wilkenfeld launched her own YouTube channel in 2014 with a solo version of the Leonard Cohen classic “Chelsea Hotel,” taken from a November 9th concert at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles…

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