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Mitch Joel

Mitch Joel

Groove Host

Mitch Joel’s first bass was a Fender Precision bass. It was sunburst. It was second-hand. It was a fake Fender. Now Mitch is on a quest to build the largest oral history of bass players, through Groove – the No Treble Podcast, which debuted in January 2015. Mitch speaks frequently to diverse groups like Google, Wal-Mart, Starbucks, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble, Twitter, Unilever and every organization and association in between. He’s also the author of Six Pixels of Separation and CTRL ALT Delete.

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Groove – Episode #85: dUg Pinnick
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Groove – Episode #85: dUg Pinnick

dUg Pinnick is not just an incredible bass player, but he is a unique singer and songwriter. He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove - The No Treble Podcast. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #84: John Myung
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Groove – Episode #84: John Myung

One of the bass players that I really wanted to speak with when we first decided to launch Groove – The No Treble Podcast over seven years ago was Dream Theater’s John Myung. Today’s the day! Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #83: Frank Bello
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Groove – Episode #83: Frank Bello

We're super excited to share this month’s episode of Groove, with our guest Frank Bello. This is a great one. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #82: Bakithi Kumalo
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Groove – Episode #82: Bakithi Kumalo

This month’s episode of Groove - the No Treble Podcast features a true legend. Enjoy the conversation with Bakithi Kumalo...

Groove – Episode #81: Carlos Henriquez
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Groove – Episode #81: Carlos Henriquez

Carlos Henriquez performs with the Wynton Marsalis Septet and has worked with Paco De Lucia, Tito Puente, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, and countless more. He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove.

Groove – Episode #80: Ryan Madora
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Groove – Episode #80: Ryan Madora

Ryan Madora has been a No Treble contributor for a decade. She's also had an amazing career over those years. In episode #80, we chat with Ryan about all of it.

Groove – Episode #79: Tom Kennedy
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Groove – Episode #79: Tom Kennedy

This month, we chat with the talented Tom Kennedy, an accomplished touring and studio musician who ranks as one of the top acoustic and electric bass players in the world. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #78: Jackie Clark
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Groove – Episode #78: Jackie Clark

This is an exciting Groove episode for us on a number of counts. Jackie Clark has been a great friend to us since the beginning of No Treble, he’s a super accomplished musician and a fantastic storyteller. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #77: Todd Kerns
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Groove – Episode #77: Todd Kerns

Todd Kerns is currently the bass player for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. But his story is much deeper than that. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #76: George Porter, Jr.
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Groove – Episode #76: George Porter, Jr.

Episode #76 of Groove - the No Treble Podcast is here, and this one features a legend. Fresh off his release of “Crying For Hope”, our guest is the great George Porter, Jr. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #75: Charles Berthoud
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Groove – Episode #75: Charles Berthoud

Episode #75 of Groove - The No Treble Podcast is here. This month’s guest is the insanely talented Charles Berthoud. Already recognized as one of the masters of the two-handed tapping technique, Charles plays the bass like a piano, accompanying himself with multiple parts.

Groove – Episode #74: David Ellefson
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Groove – Episode #74: David Ellefson

When you have a guitarist who can create riffs like Megadeth’s frontman, Dave Mustaine, you just know that the bottom end is going to be driving too. And, in this case – and for many decades – David Ellefson has delivered the goods. We chat with him in this episode of Groove.