The Allman Betts Band has just released their debut album, “Down To The River.” As you might expect, the group is tied to the Allman Brothers, with Berry Duane Oakley, son of Berry Oakley, on bass. We caught up with Berry Jr. to get the scoop.
Scott Mulvahill’s new album, “Himalayas,” is an amazing testament to great songwriting and great bass playing. The album kicks off with the “Begin Againers.” Check out this solo version of the song from a Love Good house concert in Nashville.
Prophets of Rage has released a new single called “Made With Hate,” which is their first new music since last year’s “Heart Afire.” The track is of course anchored by a massive bass line provided by Tim Commerford.
A reader sent Damian a note this week saying he's just starting to learn modes on the bass but is struggling with the finger patterns. He asked for help, and Damian decided to make this week’s column a video demonstration on the topic.
Bernard Edwards was the king of making danceable bass lines. Case in point: “Everybody Dance” by Chic. This clip of the band performing on a 1977 broadcast of TopPop, and starts off with a look at the bassist's unique right-hand technique to kick off the song.
Over a decade after their last album, The Raconteurs have returned to release “Help Us Stranger.” The band consists of Jack White, Brendan Benson, Patrick Keeler, and bassist Jack Lawrence, although it started as a collaboration between White and Benson.
Boss has expanded their WL series of wireless systems with the WL-60, which they say makes it “easier than ever for musicians to go wireless.” It features a compact receiver that’s been tailored for pedalboards and has a large visual display.
Kevin “KJ” Jacoby shared another great video with his band, The Oddysy. In this clip, the band throws down at Soundcheck / New Sounds with John Schaefer. Check out KJ’s bass solo, starting around the 3:17 mark.
On his sixth solo release, bass monster Doug Johns throws down the gauntlet. “Doug’s Party Mix” is a hard-hitting collection of grooves that will give you a serious case of bass face.
PRS has announced a new line of affordable instrument, patch, and speaker cables with the PRS Guitars Classic Series Cable lineup. The new series, which is offered alongside their British-built Signature Cable line, features tuned capacitance designed for signal clarity.