Lenny Kravitz hit the stage at the 2019 Lollapalooza Argentina, along with long-time bassist, Gail Ann Dorsey. Gail Ann comes through loud and clear on the driving bass line, with her always great backup vocals in the mix.
Back in January, I discovered (late) that Edie Brickell and New Bohemians had a new album out. I immediately bought the LP and spin it regularly. I especially love the work of bassist Brad Houser on the album. Here’s another clip from their appearance at the WFUV studios, and another song from their album, “Rocket.”
Andrea Balasso shared another video of him playing music from his album, “Time To Leave,” and we’re really digging this one. “Settembre Ottobre” features some funky playing by Andrea on fretless, as well as a beautiful solo.
Back in 2010, when No Treble was still quite young, we featured a video by Michael Pipoquinha, who was 13 at the time. Here’s a new one, with him performing “Teen Town” with the Latvian Radio Big Band. It has been an amazing journey to watch!
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Our friends at Bass The World have shared another great video. In this clip, the duo Ailia X, with vocalist Jeliazka Belchilova and bassist Alexander Lekov perform “Beyond The Horizon.”
March was another big month of bass gear news, thanks partly to our continued coverage of news from this year’s NAMM show, and a later addition with the news of the Ernie Ball Music Man Joe Dart Signature Bass. Here are your top 10 favorite gear stories for the month.
Thundercat took part in the “Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life” concert last year, and performed his tune, “Them Changes.” He was joined by two backing bassists - Adam Blackstone and Dwayne Moore - and guitarist John Mayer.
It has been a while since we first featured Milk’n Blues, who does some pretty epic covers. In this clip, they take on The Doobie Brothers, “Long Train Runnin’,” with Eduardo Machado laying it down.
Earlier this month we featured Melissa Petitto in our Reader Spotlight. A few days ago, Melissa reached out to us to share her new video, which includes Snarky Puppy keyboardist Shaun Martin, drummer Flaviano Pennisi, and Melissa on vocals and bass. The trio performs Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground.”