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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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Eivind Opsvik Releases Creative and Beautiful Solo Album, “Emotional Switches”
New Albums

Eivind Opsvik Releases Creative and Beautiful Solo Album, “Emotional Switches”

Bassist and composer Eivind Opsvik has returned with a new album, “Emotional Switches”, which diverges from his “Overseas” series. The experimental record ranges from art-pop songs to ambient instrumentals.

Zorg Effects Introduces the Küth Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Zorg Effects Introduces the Küth Pedal

As bass players, we love to pile on the low end. However, too much activity in the low register – especially with fuzzes and octavers – can muddy your sound. Zorg Effects released a new pedal called the Küth that will help clean up that mess.

Whitesnake Announces Lineup Change
News

Whitesnake Announces Lineup Change

Longtime Whitesnake bassist Michael Devin has left the group, the band announced on social media. Shortly after, David Coverdale announced the band’s next bassist: Tanya O’Callaghan.

Rush Gig Poster Book Coming Soon
News

Rush Gig Poster Book Coming Soon

Rush was a constant force in the rock world for just over 45 years. Now you can learn more about their gigs in the “Rush Gig Poster Book”, which compiles posters and ads from their whole career.

Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Finn R Type 5/33
Bass of the Week

Bass of the Week: AC Guitars Finn R Type 5/33

Alan Cringean’s basses always grab my attention, which is why one of his latest builds - the Finn R Type 5/33 - stopped my scrolling on Facebook.

Beledo Releases Sixth Album, “Seriously Deep”, with Tony Levin
New Albums

Beledo Releases Sixth Album, “Seriously Deep”, with Tony Levin

Beledo is primarily a guitarist and keyboardist, but his latest album is certainly going to catch the attention of bassists. “Seriously Deep” is named after an Eberhard Weber composition, and Tony Levin is on the record.

Oteil Burbridge Launches The Ozone
News

Oteil Burbridge Launches The Ozone

If you’ve been wanting to learn from Oteil Burbridge, you’re in luck. He’s just launched the Ozone, which is an online space for education and connection.

Tim Lefebvre and Jason Lindner Team Up for “sedatø”
New Albums

Tim Lefebvre and Jason Lindner Team Up for “sedatø”

Tim Lefebvre and Jason Lindner helped make musical history as part of the band for David Bowie’s final masterpiece, “Blackstar”. Their palpable chemistry led them to create a new project called “sedatø”.

Dream Theater Unveils Rescheduled “Top of the World” Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Dream Theater Unveils Rescheduled “Top of the World” Tour Dates

Dream Theater’s “Top of the World” tour has a new set of dates after being postponed earlier this year. The band, anchored by John Myung, will be using the trek to support their 15th studio album, “A View From the Top of the World”.

YYNOT’s “Light and Shade” Now Shipping
New Albums

YYNOT’s “Light and Shade” Now Shipping

Today we’ve got some exciting news to share. The present-day prog-rock heroes in YYNOT have announced their new album “Light and Shade” is now shipping. The record marks the band’s third original studio effort.

Solar Guitars Adds “Canibalismo” Bass To AB2 Series
Basses

Solar Guitars Adds “Canibalismo” Bass To AB2 Series

Solar Guitars has unveiled a new bass model called the AB2.4 Canibalismo. The four-string bass is built with a sungkai body in a distressed red “Canibalismo” finish with a matching headstock.

Ben Allison Releases 14th Album, “Moments Inside”
New Albums

Ben Allison Releases 14th Album, “Moments Inside”

Artists have channeled the uncertainty of recent times into some astounding music. Although much has reflected chaos and confusion, Ben Allison’s output is more of a balm. He’s just released “Moments Inside”, his fourteenth record as a leader.