Adam Booker has released his second album as a leader, entitled “Seven Last Words.” The album is a showcase for the dichotomy of his playing as it alternates tracks between two sets of music.
In a shocking turn of events, Journey has fired drummer Steve Smith and bassist Ross Valory. The news was broken by a press release by the law firm Miller Barondess, LLP.
Among Ashdown’s many new products introduced at the Winter NAMM Show was the CTM-200R, a 200-watt all-tube head that complements the CTM range’s 300-watt and 100-watt models.
Our friend Tim Starace shared this video on Facebook with just one word of commentary: “This…” Rush is in top form in this 1976 performance of “Lakeside Park,” from their third album “Caress of Steel.”
As part of the fabled L.A. studio musicians dubbed “The Wrecking Crew,” the late Joe Osborn was one of the most prolific bassists of all time. Now several of Osborn’s original charts will be placed on eBay.
Orangewood Guitars has unveiled their first acoustic bass with the Oliver Jr. Bass, which falls into their Overland Collection. The miniature four-string takes its cues from the Oliver Jr. guitar with a scaled-down body and “impressive full-size voice.”
Our good friend Steve Lawson shared this video yesterday, saying: “This is really good... Strong 90s Seattle vibe to the writing but the acoustic-ish setting is beautiful.” Check out the Bill Lee Band performing “Find Your Universe.”
Double bassist Matthew Jamal has released his debut solo EP, entitled “Itinerant.” Featuring only sounds from his bass and voice, the songs are described as “rooted in Jazz harmony while maintaining a style that is indie, experimental, and classical.”
This week we’re checking out bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick’s signature Baron-H bass from Schecter. Available in both left- and right-hand versions, the bass features a semi-hollow mahogany body sporting a unique F-hole.
Pomplamoose recently shared this incredible cover of The Beatles’ “Something,” which is a nice duo between Nataly Dawn on bass and vocals and Jack Conte on piano and marimba.
The psychedelic genre-bending trio Khruangbin has teamed up with vocalist Leon Bridges for a new EP called Texas Sun. The vast state is home to both the band and Bridges, who pay homage to its expansiveness and beauty. “Big sky country, that’s what they call Texas,” explains Khruangbin bassist Laura Lee. “The horizon line goes all the way from one...
Kim Gordon released a new solo album in October called “No Home Record.” Now the former Sonic Youth bassist will be touring the world in support of it.