As bassists, we can often be our own, harshest critics. That’s the subject of Ryan Madora’s latest “Lightbulb Moment” column - which includes another way to look at dealing with mistakes.
Leonid & Friends is back with another video, and back to doing another great Chicago cover. This one is quite a production, with the Caro-Bass Orchestra joining Leonid Vorobyev and the band on “(I've Been) Searchin' So Long.”
Two big music cities will be coming together virtually as the Austin Bass Hang presents a special Zoom webinar. “Nashville Cats” will feature hosts Josh Hoag and Ryan Gould in a roundtable with Nashville’s premier upright bass players.
As part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the ’80s, Raven paved the way for thrash and speed metal. Nearly four decades later, they’re still showing how it’s done. We caught up with John Gallagher to get the scoop on their new album and more.
Our friend Pete O’Neill shared his latest video with us, and it has all the fretless goodness. Check out his performance of “Always Something There to Remind Me,” featuring his Nado Bajlo Whalebass.
Haken has released a new album called “Virus”, although it has nothing to do with the current pandemic. The new record’s creation began at the close of 2017, but its origin really reaches back seven years.
This week’s Berklee/BassVault.com webinar is sure to get funky. Hosts Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, and John Patitucci will be talking with Bootsy Collins, Ron Carter, Béla Fleck, and Emi SunShine in a session they’re calling “Bootsy’s Challenge.”
Today is Geddy Lee’s birthday, and we’re celebrating with a video by Les Claypool, Danny Carey, Bill Kelliher, Claudio Sanchez, and Steve Brodsky paying tribute to Rush, with their version of “Anthem.” Get ready to rock.
Aside from the mighty Motörhead, the late Lemmy Kilmister used to lay down the low end in a project called Headcat. Now a new incarnation of the project has released their self-titled debut with one of Lemmy’s protégés on bass.
Every once in a while, a submission comes through for Reader Spotlight for someone I know. In the case of Joshua Sailor, I know him well. So it is a thrill to share his story with you.
It’s a trying time for all of us, but especially for gigging musicians. Earlier this month, Bill Frisell and his Trio performed in the Kensington neighborhood in Brooklyn. Here’s a clip of them performing “What The World Needs Now.”
The vault of Jerry Garcia’s back catalog has been opened once again to expand the “GarciaLive Series”. “Volume 14: January 27th, 1986 The Ritz” features the late Grateful Dead singer in a rare duo format alongside his longtime collaborator John Kahn.