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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 #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.

Groove – Episode #73: Trevor Dunn
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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.

Groove – Episode #72: Scott Devine
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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...

Groove – Episode #71: Mohini Dey
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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...

Groove – Episode #70: Wylie Gelber
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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.

Groove – Episode #69: Derrick Hodge
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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.

Groove – Episode #68: Gord Sinclair
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Groove – Episode #68: Gord Sinclair

Enjoy this month’s conversation with The Tragically Hip’s bassist, Gord Sinclair, who released his first solo effort earlier this year.

Groove – Episode #67: Jorge Roeder
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Groove – Episode #67: Jorge Roeder

In this episode, we chat with bass great Jorge Roeder. Originally from Lima, Peru, Jorge has become known as one of the most versatile and expressive bass players in jazz today.

Groove – Episode #66: Paolo Gregoletto
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Groove – Episode #66: Paolo Gregoletto

At the edge of heavy music lies Trivium. Paolo Gregoletto joined the band in 2004, when the band was in the studio working on what would become “Ascendary” (their debut album in 2005). He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove.

Groove – Episode #65: Ida Nielsen
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Groove – Episode #65: Ida Nielsen

Ida Nielsen was the last bass player to be a part of Prince’s the New Power Generation and a core member of his other backing band, 3rdeyegirl. Ida is our guest for this month’s episode of Groove. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #64: Joe Ayoub
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Groove – Episode #64: Joe Ayoub

You have to be the kind of player who can play just about anything to get the gig in the American Idol house band. It’s the kind of job where Joe Ayoub shines. He’s this month’s guest on Groove - The No Treble Podcast. Enjoy the conversation...

Groove – Episode #63: Yolanda Charles
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Groove – Episode #63: Yolanda Charles

There was a buzz on Yolanda Charles’ bass playing long before Sting chose her for his upcoming tour. Yolanda’s resume is as diverse as her musical tastes. She’s our guest in this new episode of Groove. Enjoy the conversation...