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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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Bob Weir and Wolf Bros (Featuring Don Was) Announce U.S. Tour
Concerts & Tours

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros (Featuring Don Was) Announce U.S. Tour

After an initial tour last year, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros have announced they’ll once again be embarking on a full U.S. tour. The Grateful Dead guitarist and vocalist is joined by percussionist Jay Lane and bassist/producer Don Was.

Horror Films and Sunday School: An Interview with Aaron Gibson
Interviews

Horror Films and Sunday School: An Interview with Aaron Gibson

Bassist and singer/songwriter Aaron Gibson has just released his latest album, entitled “Horror Films and Sunday School” - a brilliant and beautiful record. We caught up with Aaron to get the story behind it, and more.

Korg USA Acquires Spector Basses
News

Korg USA Acquires Spector Basses

Korg USA has acquired Spector Bass Company, the former has announced. Korg, which has been managing the bass company's import bass distribution since 2015, says they will be able to help bolster the company's expansion.

S.I.T. Strings Introduces 6-String Sets to Foundations Series
Accessories & Strings

S.I.T. Strings Introduces 6-String Sets to Foundations Series

S.I.T. Strings has expanded their Foundations line of bass strings with several new 6-string sets. Manufactured in Ohio, the strings are built with a core material they say makes them flexible and bright.

The Who Announces New Album, “Moving On!” Tour
Concerts & Tours

The Who Announces New Album, “Moving On!” Tour

The Who have announced they’re working on a new album, which will be their first in 13 years, and they’re going on tour to support it. Bassist Jon Button, who has worked with The Who for the past few years, will once again join the band.

Consider the Source Announce 2019 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Consider the Source Announce 2019 Tour Dates

Consider The Source has announced their first leg of 2019 tour dates. The champions of sci-fi Middle Eastern fusion music will begin with an appearance at the Winter Werk Out Festival in Columbus, Ohio to kick things off. As always, bassist John Ferrara will be melting faces along the way.

Ibanez Announces the Gary Willis 20th Anniversary Signature Bass
Basses

Ibanez Announces the Gary Willis 20th Anniversary Signature Bass

It’s been 20 years since Ibanez introduced a signature model from bass guru Gary Willis, and they’re celebrating with an anniversary edition.

Lindsay Coulson Leaves King King
News

Lindsay Coulson Leaves King King

King King bassist Lindsay Coulson has announced his departure from the band. Coulson, who helped found the group in 2008 with Alan Nimmo, released a statement.

Bass of the Week: Citron Guitars Byron “F” Style Bass
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: Citron Guitars Byron “F” Style Bass

Seeing a “violin” bass is fairly common, but Byron Isaacs decided to go a different direction and dreamed up a bass mixed with a mandolin. He approached luthier Harvey Citron to make it a reality. The result: the Byron "F" Style Bass.

Original Meat Puppets Lineup Announces New Album, Tour
News

Original Meat Puppets Lineup Announces New Album, Tour

The original lineup of The Meat Puppets has announced a new album, “Dusty Notes,” that will be released March 8th with a string of accompanying tour dates. The album will mark the first time this lineup has recorded together since 1995’s “No Joke!”