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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 #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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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.

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Groove – Episode #73: Trevor Dunn

Mr. Bungle released “The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo” in October, re-recording of their earliest material (that fans were begging for). In this month’s episode of Groove, we chat with Trevor Dunn, who plays with Mr. Bungle and many more.

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Groove – Episode #72: Scott Devine

In this month’s episode of Groove - The No Treble Podcast, we chat with Scott Devine of Scott's Bass Lessons and learn more about his life, music, and online school. Enjoy the conversation...

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Groove – Episode #71: Mohini Dey

It’s hard to not be mesmerized when you watch Mohini Dey play the bass. It’s a lot to take in. Mohini is our guest for this month’s Groove episode. Here is her story. Enjoy the conversation...

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Groove – Episode #70: Wylie Gelber

If you Google Wylie Gelber, you won’t find much. But the bassist for Dawes (and luthier) has quite a story. You will have to listen to this new Groove episode to believe it - his story is about a million times more fascinating and surprising than anything you’ve read so far.

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Groove – Episode #69: Derrick Hodge

This month’s Groove episode is a fantastic conversation with bassist Derrick Hodge. Derrick studied music from six years old and is now a Grammy Award-winning Blue Note recording artist.