Following up on their hit album, “Free Yourself Up”, Lake Street Dive has released another incredible record called “Obviously”. The band’s blend of pop, Americana, and soul once again propel their thoughtful lyrics and grooves.
Wampler Pedals has unveiled their take on a classic distortion pedal from the ’80s with the Ratsbane. It pays homage to the “rodent-based” circuit by recreating its full dynamic range and filter control with a few extra tricks.
No Treble reader Stefano India sent us this video of his last gig before the lockdown. And it is a great performance. In this clip, his trio performs their version of Weather Report’s “Black Market” (with a lot of bonus music thrown in).
The husband and wife team of Tim Lefebvre and Rachel Eckroth have been putting out amazing music, lessons, and tutorials through their Live from Blackbird Patreon page. Their latest release is a mesmerizing track in collaboration with Alassane.
Phil Jones Bass has beefed up their Bass Cub bass amp with the new BG-120, aka the Bass Cub Pro. The ultra-compact design features a completely new power section that can deliver 120 watts to the internal speakers and up to 240 watts when paired.
I’m 100% sure none of us would turn down the opportunity to play with the legendary drummer Bernard Purdie. Thanks to technology, Diego Tarantino came up with a way to do that, laying down some funky lines in a play-along video.
Blu DeTiger has been releasing bits and pieces of her music, including the hit “Cotton Candy Lemonade,” through her popular TikTok account. Now she’s dropped an EP, “How Did We Get Here?”, that gives us a fuller representation of her style.
Cort has expanded their Artisan Series of basses once again with a new model. The Artisan A5 Beyond is described as the realization of a bold vision for modern bass concepts.
Kevin Reginald Cooke sent us his latest video, which is an incredible duo cover he performed with vocalist Mery Bertòs. In this clip, they perform a beautiful cover of “Eye In The Sky” by The Alan Parsons Project.
Former Procol Harum bassist Alan Cartwright has passed away. Although a cause of death was not given, he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer last year. He was 75 years old.
The legendary Francois Rabbath will be celebrating his 90th birthday this Friday with a special livestream. The bassist, who has changed the face of double bass pedagogy, will be performing on the International Society of Bassists’ Facebook Page with his son Sylvain at the piano.
In my very first lesson, I’ll be taking you through some fundamental exercises dealing with time and groove. We’ll start with the basics of playing with a metronome, and we’ll get into more challenging exercises based on the 16th note subdivision.