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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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Karl Clews Returns With “Navigator”
New Albums

Karl Clews Returns With “Navigator”

Karl Clews has always had a fascination for the electric bass and its possibilities. Now he’s exploring the bass even further on a new record called “Navigator”, which features our beloved instrument creating nearly all the sounds on the album.

Dan Beiers Leaves Khemmis
News

Dan Beiers Leaves Khemmis

Doom metal outfit Khemmis has announced that they have parted ways with founding bassist Dan Beiers. They made the announcement on Facebook ahead of an upcoming live stream for Decibel Magazine.

Mudvayne Announces Official Reunion Dates
Concerts & Tours

Mudvayne Announces Official Reunion Dates

It’s finally happening! Mudvayne has announced that they’ll be performing this year after a 12-year hiatus. The band, anchored by bass monster Ryan Martinie, will be performing at four “Danny Wimmer Presents” festivals across the U.S.

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci To Host Billy Cobham Webinar
Events

Bailey, Wooten, and Patitucci To Host Billy Cobham Webinar

The Berklee Bass Department’s weekly webinar will return this Thursday, April 22nd with a special roundtable featuring drum legend Billy Cobham and his bassists.

Bass of the Week: Hot Wire Bass Funderbird III
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Hot Wire Bass Funderbird III

The Hot Wire Funderbird III is a three-string bass first commissioned by Magnum Coltrane Price from the company in 2003. Although it omits the fourth string, the bass retains all the dimensions of a standard bass.

Karina Rykman Announces Spring Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Karina Rykman Announces Spring Tour Dates

Bassist Karina Rykman has announced a new spring tour with her band including drummer Chris Corsico and guitarist Adam November.

Spector Launches Line of Bass Strings
Accessories & Strings

Spector Launches Line of Bass Strings

Spector has announced a new line of electric bass strings for four-, five-, and six-string basses. Designed with La Bella Strings, the new sets are round-wound with nickel plating.

Vijay Iyer Releases “UnEasy” With Linda May Han Oh
New Albums

Vijay Iyer Releases “UnEasy” With Linda May Han Oh

Vijay Iyer has just released “UnEasy”, an album that sees the pianist presenting a new trio completed by drummer Tyshawn Sorey and bassist Linda May Han Oh.

Alex Webster and Cannibal Corpse Release “Violence Unimagined”
New Albums

Alex Webster and Cannibal Corpse Release “Violence Unimagined”

Death metal mainstays Cannibal Corpse have released “Violence Unimagined”, marking their 15th studio album since the band’s inception in 1988. It’s the first to feature Erik Rutan, who has been their producer, as a full-time guitarist.

Matt Freeman Joins The Vulturas
News

Matt Freeman Joins The Vulturas

Southern California punk band The Vulturas has announced a new full-time member. Rancid and former Operation Ivy bassist Matt Freeman is now a permanent member of the group.

Warwick Announces Teambuilt and Masterbuilt Leather Bass Straps
Accessories & Strings

Warwick Announces Teambuilt and Masterbuilt Leather Bass Straps

Warwick has just unveiled new leather bass straps in both their Teambuilt and Masterbuilt series. All of the padded, genuine leather straps are built in Germany and come in black or brown.

Caveman Logic: An Interview with Jimmy Recca and Sonny Vincent
Interviews

Caveman Logic: An Interview with Jimmy Recca and Sonny Vincent

The Limit is a new band with decades of experience. The super-group centers around the trio of Bobby Liebling, Sonny Vincent, and Jimmy Recca, with Hugo Conim and Joao Pedro of Dawnrider bringing it all together. We caught up with Recca and Vincent in this new interview.