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  • Lake Street Dive with NEC Gospel Ensemble: What I’m Doing Here

    Lake Street Dive with NEC Gospel Ensemble: What I’m Doing Here

    The members of Lake Street Dive met in the early 2000’s at the New England Conservatory. NEC had the group visit the campus as part of the conservatory’s ongoing concert series, in support of the band’s new album, Free Yourself Up. Here’s the group – featuring once again the terrific bass lines and backing vocals... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Fingerstyle Funk Line with Double Stop Chords

    Stuart Clayton: Fingerstyle Funk Line with Double Stop Chords

    Here’s Stuart Clayton’s 25th exercise in his “Bass Lick of the Week” series. In this lesson, Stuart explores a fingerstyle funk line that features double stop chords and some tricky open string passages. As always, Stuart is offering up the backing track and a PDF worksheet containing the notation/TAB and instructions on how to play... »

  • The Lao Tizer Band: Ramble On

    The Lao Tizer Band: Ramble On

    Pianist Lao Tizer sent us this video – his fifth in a series – featuring one hip cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On.” Lao shared: “This video showcases an All-Star lineup featuring vocalist, Tita Hutchison (Rick Rubin, Foreigner), Grammy-nominated bassist, Ric Fierabracci (Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Blood Sweat & Tears) and soloists, violinist extraordinaire, Karen... »

  • Vulfpeck: Vulf Pack

    Vulfpeck: Vulf Pack

    It is always great to see a new video from Vulfpeck pop up. In this clip, Joe Dart and the band not only lay down a funky groove, they also have the dance moves! »

  • Dead Horses: All I Really Need to Know

    Dead Horses: All I Really Need to Know

    I probably spend too much time on Youtube (but, hey, it’s part of the gig). This includes watching videos from the huge library on the Audiotree channel. This one stood out to me. Dead Horses is an acoustic Americana/folk project of singer/guitarist Sarah Vos. Here she is with Dan Wolff on double bass and backing... »

  • Béla Fleck and the Flecktones: Live at The Capitol Theatre

    Béla Fleck and the Flecktones: Live at The Capitol Theatre

    Relix streamed the Béla Fleck and the Flecktones concert at The Capitol Theatre on June 30th. What a treat it is to be able to catch Victor Wooten and the band in an entire show – whenever you want. Skip ahead to around the 2:55 mark for the music to begin. »

  • Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2018

    Bass Gear Roundup: The Top Gear Stories in June 2018

    Some new bass gear makes its way to our pages each June, thanks to the Summer NAMM Show. Here are the top 10 reader favorite gear stories for the month. Thanks for reading, commenting, and sharing. 1. Ibanez Compact Acoustic Electric Basses Ibanez has launched two new compact acoustic basses with the AVNB1E and the... »

  • Pomplamoose: Jamiroquai/Bee Gees Mashup

    Pomplamoose: Jamiroquai/Bee Gees Mashup

    Sam Wilkes is one busy bassist. In this clip, he’s laying down the groove on a Jamiroquai/Bee Gees mashup by Pomplamoose. Pomplamoose’s lead vocalist Nataly and keyboardist Jack were listening to Jamiroquai’s “Virtual Insanity,” when Jack noticed how much it sounded like the Bee Gees. He asked Nataly to try to sing “Stayin’ Alive” on... »

  • Stanley Clarke Band: Beyond the Seventh Galaxy

    Stanley Clarke Band: Beyond the Seventh Galaxy

    In celebration of Stanley Clarke’s today, we’re sharing this clip of Stanley and his band going back in time with this performance of Chick Corea’s “Beyond the Seventh Galaxy.” Happy birthday, Mr. Clarke! »

  • Cory Wong: Jax

    Cory Wong: Jax

    Guitarist Cory Wong is well-known to us thanks to his work with Vulfpeck. He has his own album out now, and he’s just released a video for the tune, “Jax.” As you’d expect, the song is super funky, thanks in part to bassist Kevin MacIntire and one stellar horn section. The Optimist is available through... »