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.
Joe Dart has been a consistent favorite over the years, and 2020 was no different.
Between his work (and new albums) with Vulfpeck, The Fearless Flyers, and Theo Katzman – as well as Ernie Ball Music Man reintroducing his signature bass – readers responded big this year.
After unveiling a limited run of the instrument last year, Ernie Ball Music Man has brought back the Joe Dart Signature Bass. The instrument is based on a Classic Sterling lightweight ash body with a natural finish.
Theo Katzman has just released another video in advance of his new album, “Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in the Age of Vibe.” Once again, Joe Dart joins Theo to lay down the funky low end (recording with his signature bass).
Vulfpeck has announced a new album, “Inside the Mind of Woody Goss”, which features all of Woody’s Vulf compositions on one record. Here’s the video of the tune “Radio Shack”, with Joe Dart on the Joe Dart Bass.
Vulfpeck performed live at Madison Square Garden in October 2019. The concert resulted in a 2-LP vinyl release, and Vulfpeck now has it up on Bandcamp. In celebration, the band posted this live performance of “Dean Town” from the concert.
Theo Katzman visited the Paste Studio in New York City recently, in support of his new album, “Modern Johnny Sings: Songs in the Age of Vibe.” Joined by his Vulfpeck bandmate Joe Dart, the band performed three tracks from the album.
I’ve played sax almost as long as I’ve played bass, so this video by The Fearless Flyers hits me on many levels. In this clip, the Flyers cover the Vulfpeck tune, “Adrienne & Adrianne.” Both versions feature the mighty Joe Dart!