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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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Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Announce Tour Dates with Thundercat
Concerts & Tours

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals Announce Tour Dates with Thundercat

Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals will be hitting the road this year for the “Best Teef In The Game” tour. The tour will be anchored by bassist Kelsey Gonzalez, along with Thundercat providing support for the entire run.

Reverend Guitars Announces the Brad Houser Basshouser Fatfish 32 Bass
Basses

Reverend Guitars Announces the Brad Houser Basshouser Fatfish 32 Bass

Reverend Guitars and New Bohemians bassist Brad Houser have teamed up once again for a new signature bass called the Basshouser Fatfish 32. The 32-inch scale bass features a semi-hollow body and set-neck construction with a raised center section.

Snarky Puppy Releases Groove-Oriented Album, “Immigrance”
New Albums

Snarky Puppy Releases Groove-Oriented Album, “Immigrance”

Snarky Puppy has returned with a new studio album called “Immigrance.” The new record lets the 19 band members let loose in places, but bassist and bandleader Michael League says their focus this time around was on the groove.

Spector Adds Three Basses to Euro Series
Basses

Spector Adds Three Basses to Euro Series

Spector has expanded their Euro Series this year with three new models: The Euro LT, the EuroBolt, and the Euro4 LE 1979. Each of the basses is hand-crafted in the Czech Republic.

Oz Noy’s “Booga Looga Loo” Features Will Lee, James Genus, and John Patitucci
New Albums

Oz Noy’s “Booga Looga Loo” Features Will Lee, James Genus, and John Patitucci

Guitarist Oz Noy’s new album, “Booga Looga Loo,” is now available. Noy’s impressive guitar work is supported by an unbelievable cast of musicians, including Will Lee, James Genus, and John Patitucci.

West Co Pedals Now Shipping the Curt Bisquera Grease Juicer Pedal
Pedals & Effects

West Co Pedals Now Shipping the Curt Bisquera Grease Juicer Pedal

West Co Pedals and drummer Curt Bisquera have teamed up to create a new envelope filter called The Grease Juicer. The pedal comes in two versions with one for guitar and one for bass.

Ibanez Announces the Return of the Affirma Bass
Basses

Ibanez Announces the Return of the Affirma Bass

Ibanez is marking several milestones this year with anniversaries of their flagship models, and now they’re bringing back a part of their past from nearly 30 years ago. The new Affirma series of basses reintroduces the model that started their more unique designs.

In Memoriam: Jeff Andrews
In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Jeff Andrews

Jazz bassist Jeff Andrews has passed away. A cause of death has not been announced, although he was battling double pneumonia earlier this year. He was 59 years old.

Prestige Guitars Unveils the Eric Bass Signature Bass
Basses

Prestige Guitars Unveils the Eric Bass Signature Bass

Shinedown bassist Eric Bass has a new signature model coming out from Prestige Guitars this year. The instrument will feature an offset, double cutaway solid ash body with a one-piece bolt-on maple neck.

Custom Shop: Serek Basses
Custom Shop

Custom Shop: Serek Basses

In this edition of “Custom Shop,” we chat with Jake Serek of Serek Basses on his musical start, his ideas on bass design, the importance of trying to be a little better every day, and more.