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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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Jazz is Phish Announces Spring Tour with Cody Wright and Felix Pastorius
Concerts & Tours

Jazz is Phish Announces Spring Tour with Cody Wright and Felix Pastorius

Jazz is Phish will be hitting the road this spring. The music collective, which celebrates the music of Phish through the lens of jazz, will include Cody Wright for the majority of the two-month tour. Felix Pastorius will lay down the low end for the last set of dates.

Strandberg Guitars Announces the Boden Bass
Basses

Strandberg Guitars Announces the Boden Bass

Strandberg was turning heads this year at the Winter NAMM Show as they unveiled the Boden bass. The instrument, which they say has been years in the making, is a headless design with an ergonomic body shape and multi-scale neck.

Video Premiere: Deep Energy Orchestra’s “Resolve / Improv / Caravan”
Bass Videos

Video Premiere: Deep Energy Orchestra’s “Resolve / Improv / Caravan”

We’re proud to present a video premiere from the Indian fusion band Deep Energy Orchestra, which features Trey Gunn on Chapman Stick, Selvaganesh on percussion, and Jason Everett (aka Mister E) on bass.

The Aristocrats Announce “The Aristocamp” Music Camp
Events

The Aristocrats Announce “The Aristocamp” Music Camp

The Aristocrats have announced their first ever “Aristocamp,” which is set to take place from June 18 - 21. Each member of the trio – including bassist Bryan Beller – will teaching and performing. Michael Manring is a guest instructor.

Ibanez Adds AGB260 Bass to Artcore Vibrante Line
Basses

Ibanez Adds AGB260 Bass to Artcore Vibrante Line

Ibanez’s Artcore series of semi-hollow body instruments is getting a new bass this year called the AGB260. The short-scale bass is part of the Vibrante subset of the line and as such comes in Sea Foam Green with a pearloid pickguard.

Tal Wilkenfeld Releases “Love Remains”
New Albums

Tal Wilkenfeld Releases “Love Remains”

Tal Wilkenfeld has returned with a new solo album called “Love Remains.” As opposed to her 2007 instrumental release, “Transformation,” her latest record focuses on her songwriting and marks her vocal debut.

Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Warren Ellis Bass Guitar
Basses

Eastwood Guitars Now Shipping Warren Ellis Bass Guitar

Eastwood Guitars has rounded out their signature series of instruments with Warren Ellis by introducing the Warren Ellis bass guitar model. Ellis, who works with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, worked with the company to add low end to his arsenal.

You Bred Raptors? Announce Spring Tour Dates, New Video
Concerts & Tours

You Bred Raptors? Announce Spring Tour Dates, New Video

You Bred Raptors? has announced they will be hitting the road for a spring tour this April. The trio features KC Solaris on drums, Tara Hanish on cello, and bandleader Peat Rains on 8-string bass.

Arkham Sound Introduces The Beast of Both Worlds Bass Amp
Amps

Arkham Sound Introduces The Beast of Both Worlds Bass Amp

Arkham Sound has expanded its lineup of bass products with The Beast of Both Worlds, which is a Class D/Tube hybrid amplifier that delivers 1200 watts into 4 ohms. Its preamp section features a 12AX7 tube that they say offers “good tone and low microphonics.”

Bass of the Week: Dolan Custom Guitars Proteus Legacy 5-String Active Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Dolan Custom Guitars Proteus Legacy 5-String Active Bass

This week we’re checking out a bass from builder Adam Dolan of Dolan Custom Guitars. The UK-based luthier has been crafting his instruments for around three years, but his Proteus Legacy makes it look like he’s been at it for much longer.