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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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Sofia Rei & Jorge Roeder: Callejon de un Solo Caño
Bass Videos

Sofia Rei & Jorge Roeder: Callejon de un Solo Caño

Jorge Roeder is an amazing jazz bassist in New York City, but he still has a love for the music from his native Peru. Here’s an incredible clip of him performing “Callejon de un Solo Caño” with vocalist Sofia Rei.

Tim Lefebvre and Whose Hat Is This? Announce New Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Tim Lefebvre and Whose Hat Is This? Announce New Tour Dates

After being forced to cancel their December tour, the electrifying improv quartet Whose Hat Is This? (with Tim Lefebvre) has announced a new set of dates. The outing is scheduled for November with performances along the East Coast.

Dug Pinnick and KXM Release “Circle of Dolls”
New Albums

Dug Pinnick and KXM Release “Circle of Dolls”

The trio KXM has returned with a new album called “Circle of Dolls,” which marks the supergroup’s third album. The band features Dug Pinnick of King’s X on vocals/bass, George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken on guitars, and Ray Luzier of Korn on drums.

Bass of the Week: K. Butler Guitars Mod Shop Edition Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: K. Butler Guitars Mod Shop Edition Bass

This week we’re checking out a Mod Shop Edition bass from K. Butler Guitars. The eye-catching bass has a basswood body finished in Sea Blu with a striking tiger stripe pickguard. Butler says the bass has a great sound, too.

Robbie Crane Anchors New Black Star Riders Album
New Albums

Robbie Crane Anchors New Black Star Riders Album

The Black Star Riders have returned with their fourth studio album, entitled “Another State of Grace.” The band, which began as a spin-off from Thin Lizzy’s touring band, once again sees former RATT bassist Robbie Crane holding down the low end.

BITE Guitars Launches with Configurable Bass Models
Basses

BITE Guitars Launches with Configurable Bass Models

BITE Guitars is a new startup manufacturing company based in Austria that focuses on building individualized basses with what they call “guitar building 4.0.”

Mabuta: Log Out Shut Down
Bass Videos

Mabuta: Log Out Shut Down

Mabuta is a group that mixes jazz with elements of electronica and afro-pop for a fresh sound. Led by bassist Shane Cooper, the band recently hit the studio to make a video for a track from their debut album. Cooper’s tone is on point!

Bob Dylan Announces North American Tour Dates with Tony Garnier
Concerts & Tours

Bob Dylan Announces North American Tour Dates with Tony Garnier

Bob Dylan is into the 30th year of his “Never Ending Tour,” and he’s just added more North American dates to the affair. 2019 also marks three decades that Dylan has been joined by bassist Tony Garnier, who is his longest-running sideman.

Cort Introduces the Action HH4 Bass
Basses

Cort Introduces the Action HH4 Bass

Cort has introduced the Action HH4, a bass that features a two-humbucker pickup configuration. Complete with switchable active 2-band and passive operation, the bass offers a variety of tones.

Previously Unreleased R.E.M. Track to Aid Bahamas Relief Efforts
News

Previously Unreleased R.E.M. Track to Aid Bahamas Relief Efforts

R.E.M. has released a previously unheard song to support relief efforts in the Bahamas. “Fascinating” was recorded in 2004 at Nassau’s Compass Point Studios and was originally scheduled to appear on 2001’s “Reveal” before it was cut at the last minute.