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2017 Reader Favorites – #6: Michael League

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 the top 10 most popular bassists. This is entirely based on readership, not on opinions, polls, or anything else. Just having some fun.

Michael League

To say Michael League was busy in 2017 is an understatement. He toured with Snarky Puppy and recorded with Bokante and Forq. I’m sure there was probably more than that, but those three things alone generated enough buzz to land Michael at #6 on the No Treble reader favorites list for 2017.

Snarky Puppy with Esperanza Spalding: Grown Folks

1. Snarky Puppy with Esperanza Spalding: Grown Folks

Although this is a fan-shot video, it’s too good to pass up. Snarky Puppy and Esperanza Spalding both performed at the GroundUP Festival earlier this year. Spalding joined Michael League and the crew for their song “Grown Folks”…

Bokanté: Jou Ké Ouvè

2. Bokanté: Jou Ké Ouvè

Bokanté is a new band and experiment by Snarky Puppy founder and GroundUP Music creator Michael League. For the most part, League plays baritone guitar in this group, but he also doubles on bass…

FORQ: 635 South

3. FORQ: 635 South

Michael League is one busy bassist. FORQ – the band consisting of the Snarky Puppy bassist/founder, along with Snarky Puppy guitarist Chris McQueen, Rudder keyboardist Henry Hey, and drummer Jason “JT” Thomas – has just released another video featuring a tune from their album, Batch

Snarky Puppy: Skate U (Live)

4. Snarky Puppy: Skate U (Live)

The first time we featured Snarky Puppy was back in 2011, with their video for “Skate U.” Here’s the Michael League and the band performing that tune live at Jam Cruise 14…

Forq: Taizo

5. Forq: Taizo

Forq’s new album, Thr?q, debuted this summer, and the band released this single in advance. “Taizo” features one epic intro by Michael League, and some killer playing throughout…