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Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Managing Editor

Kevin joined No Treble in 2009 as a contributor and later became the Managing Editor. Kevin is a true bass enthusiast and activist. In addition to writing for No Treble, he is Jazz Division Head for the Bass Coalition, which seeks to foster community and education through promoting local bass events including workshops, performances, and other events. He’s also a freelance bassist and teacher in the Northern Virginia area. Though his performances revolve around jazz, Kevin appreciates all genres of music, from R&B to metal and everything in between.

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Paul McCartney Expands “Egypt Station” with “Explorer’s Edition”
New Albums

Paul McCartney Expands “Egypt Station” with “Explorer’s Edition”

Paul McCartney’s “Egypt Station” has just been expanded with a new release called the “Explorer’s Edition.” The original album, which was released in September 2018, was the first of his to debut at number 1 on the Billboard 200 since 1982’s “Tug of War.”

Avery Sharpe Releases “400: An African American Musical Portrait”
New Albums

Avery Sharpe Releases “400: An African American Musical Portrait”

Bassist and composer Avery Sharpe has released a poignant new album documenting the story of African Americans called “400: An African American Musical Portrait.”

Bass of the Week: Tüi Instruments Muhu Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Tüi Instruments Muhu Bass

Gert Simso of Tüi Instruments builds instruments out of local woods found on his home island of Muhu, including his Muhu bass. With all the interesting woodwork, it may take a minute to realize this is actually a three-string bass!

Sammy Hagar & The Circle Release “Space Between”
New Albums

Sammy Hagar & The Circle Release “Space Between”

Four years after releasing a live album, Sammy Hagar & The Circle have released their debut album of original material. “Space Between” contains ten new songs created by the supergroup of Hagar and his longtime musical partner Michael Anthony.

Duff McKagan Releases New Track from Upcoming Album
News

Duff McKagan Releases New Track from Upcoming Album

Duff McKagan has released a new track from his upcoming solo album, Tenderness, which comes out May 31st. “Last September” is an ode to the abuse survivors in the #MeToo movement.

Mid Valley FX Introduces the Elevation Fuzz Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Mid Valley FX Introduces the Elevation Fuzz Pedal

Mid Valley FX has expanded their pedal range with the Elevation Fuzz, an original gated fuzz circuit that offers a wide range of tones. The pedal dishes out “huge dirty sounds with octave overtones to sputter velcro tones at lower gain settings.”

Tommy MacDonald Anchors Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s Debut Album
New Albums

Tommy MacDonald Anchors Christone “Kingfish” Ingram’s Debut Album

Blues prodigy Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has released his debut album, entitled “Kingfish.” The 20-year old guitarist (who started playing bass at 6 years old) recorded the album with eight original songs and four covers. The entire album features session bassist Tommy MacDonald.

David Ellefson Announces New Basstory Tour Dates
News

David Ellefson Announces New Basstory Tour Dates

Megadeth’s David Ellefson is gearing up to release his second autobiography and a collection of songs from his career in early July. Now he’s announced a new round of his “Basstory” tour to support his works.

R. Low Vaughn Instruments Unveils the Panzer Bass
Basses

R. Low Vaughn Instruments Unveils the Panzer Bass

R. Low Vaughn Instruments has introduced a new budget model that’s made in the United States. The Panzer series is made by luthier Rob Vaughn in his Boise, Idaho shop with set features to streamline the process and reduce cost.

Tal Wilkenfeld Heads Out on Tour
Concerts & Tours

Tal Wilkenfeld Heads Out on Tour

Tal Wilkenfeld is gearing up for an East Coast tour followed by some dates in Japan later this summer. The bassist/vocalist will be supporting “Love Remains,” which marks her second solo album and her vocal debut.