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Roy Vogt Announces 9th Annual Thunder Row Bass Invitational
Concerts & Tours

Roy Vogt Announces 9th Annual Thunder Row Bass Invitational

Bassist and educator Roy Vogt will be bringing the thunder to Nashville once again during the Summer NAMM Show. The 9th Annual Thunder Row Bass Invitational is set to take place July 18-20 at Douglas Corner Cafe from 7pm to 11:30pm

Andrew Gouché Releases Book of 20 Groove Lessons
Sheet Music & Instruction

Andrew Gouché Releases Book of 20 Groove Lessons

Andrew Gouché’s online “Grooves From The Soul” bass lesson series is now available in a book format. The Andrew Gouché Bass Method compiles 20 grooves ranging from ’90s R&B to a Sade-inspired jam in standard music notation plus tab. Just as important as the physical book is the access it gives to online content including full speed and half-speed video...

Bass Bash Returns for 2017
Events

Bass Bash Returns for 2017

The Bass Bash is back for 2017! Coinciding with the annual Winter NAMM Show, this year’s event is bound to be another great one. The lineup this year includes bass legends and international stars, featuring Chuck Rainey, Michael League, Janek Gwizdala, Federico Malaman, Amanda Ruzza, Bryan Ladd, Tony Grey, Andrew Gouché, Ida Nielsen and Maurizio Rolli. Besides all the incredible...

Prince’s Bassists: Musicology
Bass Videos

Prince’s Bassists: Musicology

Last month, musicians from throughout Prince’s career came together for an official tribute concert in Minneapolis. The star studded event was anchored by five of the Purple One’s bass colleagues: Sonny T from New Power Generation, Ida Nielsen from NPG/3rdEyeGirl, Andrew Gouche from NPG, Josh Dunham from NPG, and MonoNeon. In a beautiful moment, all five bassists performed together on...

Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp Returns March 18-20
Events

Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp Returns March 18-20

Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp is back in Philadelphia again this year from March 18th through the 20th. Led by Veasley, the camp three-day camp includes workshops, lessons, masterclasses, and performances by world class bass players to teach bassists of all levels. This year’s workshop instructors include Gail Ann Dorsey, Andrew Gouché, Tony Grey, Adam Nitti, Patrick Pfeiffer, Rob Smith...

Chaka Khan, with Andrew Gouche: Stay, Live 2011
Bass Videos

Chaka Khan, with Andrew Gouche: Stay, Live 2011

Andrew Gouche recently posted a set of videos from his time playing with Chaka Khan. “I’m very proud of my time as Musical Director with CK, We had a great team!,” Gouche wrote. Here’s a great clip of the bassist laying it down with Khan on the Rufus song “Stay,” live in 2011. Gouche sets up the groove with a...

Out Front: An Interview with Andrew Gouché
Interviews

Out Front: An Interview with Andrew Gouché

Judging by the excitement in his voice, you’d think gospel legend Andrew Gouché was just getting his start in the music industry. Sure, he’s worked with The Winans, Prince, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan, Andraé Crouch, and many more. But after nearly four decades of playing behind the world’s biggest gospel and R&B stars, the bassist is stepping out on his...

Andrew Gouche: 1968 Fender Jazz Bass Church Flow
Bass Videos

Andrew Gouche: 1968 Fender Jazz Bass Church Flow

Gospel bass legend Andrew Gouche has started posting videos of his church performances, and this one of his “church flow” with his trusty 1968 Fender Jazz Bass is on point. Gouche accompanies the choir on “Is My Living In Vain” during a recent service. The clip is a treat as a performance, but it also serves as a lesson in...

Chaka Khan Live with Andrew Gouche: I Feel For You / Ain’t Nobody
Bass Videos

Chaka Khan Live with Andrew Gouche: I Feel For You / Ain’t Nobody

Now this is a concert I wish I was at. Here are two videos of Andrew Gouche grooving like no other with Chaka Khan at the Java Jazz Festival in 2007. The band began the show with the combination of “I Feel For You” (first video) before segueing into “Ain’t Nobody” (second video).

Groove Clinic: An Interview with Andrew Gouche
Interviews

Groove Clinic: An Interview with Andrew Gouche

Photo credit: Ilán Terrell As a long-time camper and recent instructor at Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp, I’ve spent many a camp learning from some of the bass greats. A few years ago, Andrew Gouche appeared for the first time as an instructor at the BBC, bringing along gospel and a whole lotta soul. This year, Andrew returned for the...