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11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Announced
Events

11th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Announced

If you hear a rumbling in the Rockies, it can mean only one thing: The Rocky Mountain Bass Slam is back for its 11th year. The event will feature Chuck Rainey, Doug Johns, and many others.

In the Queen’s Service: A Look at Aretha Franklin’s Bassists
Bassists

In the Queen’s Service: A Look at Aretha Franklin’s Bassists

Like the rest of the world, we’re in mourning over the passing of the Aretha Franklin. The Queen of Soul’s incredible vocal talents put a stamp on her generation while also giving her music a timeless quality that continues to be relevant today. Her career had highs and lows, but she was always a staple of the music world. We’re...

Midwest Rhythm Summit Set for April 20-22
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Midwest Rhythm Summit Set for April 20-22

The Midwest Rhythm Summit is returning for 2018 on April 20th through the 22nd! The instructional three-day event, which focuses on drum and bass, was started by Rhythm Intensive – the duo made up of John Anthony Martinez and session ace Chuck Rainey. They will present sessions for bassists and drummers alongside a host of other artists. “There will be...

Mike Brignardello with Chuck Rainey: New Years Day
Bass Videos

Mike Brignardello with Chuck Rainey: New Years Day

We’re kicking off the year right with a new track by Mike Brignardello with bass master Chuck Rainey, aptly entitled “New Years Day.” Brignardello wrote the song after participating in a yearly tradition with a third Nashville bassist. “It was inspired by an annual dinner that Victor Wooten has at his place on New Years Day,” he explains. “He gathers...

10th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for June 4th
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10th Annual Rocky Mountain Bass Slam Set for June 4th

The Rocky Mountain Bass Slam is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in style. Dubbed “A Decade of Bass Celebration,” the annual event will take place June 4th in Golden, Colorado with a host of incredible bassists including two legends. “In 2017 the RMBS will be featuring two national bass performers in the Legendary Chuck Rainey and SuperFunk Powerhouse Doug Johns,” their...

Groove – Episode #29: Chuck Rainey
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #29: Chuck Rainey

How does one concisely (and intelligently) write something meaningful about an artist like Chuck Rainey? It’s easy to say that Chuck is an American bassist who was born in Cleveland, Ohio and went on to play with artists like Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, etc… He’s so much more than that, to those who...

Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp Returns for 2017
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Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp Returns for 2017

Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp is returning for 2017, and it’s promising to be another great event. The three-day camp will take place March 17th through the 19th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a great lineup of instructors. This year participants will learn from Bryan Beller, Mike Pope, Adam Nitti, Justin Raines, Freekbass, Rob Smith, Anthony Wellington, and of course, Veasley....

Bass Bash Returns for 2017
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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...

Aidan Hampson Releases Steely Dan Transcription Book
Sheet Music & Instruction

Aidan Hampson Releases Steely Dan Transcription Book

Steely Dan fans will want to check out Aidan Hampson’s latest transcription book, which documents the bass lines from the band’s biggest hits. The 13-song collection covers their most prolific period from 1972’s Can’t Buy a Thrill to 1980’s Gaucho. Featuring hits like “Reelin’ In The Years”, “My Old School”, “Peg”, and more, the book includes the bass work of...

Oceans of Love: Chuck Rainey’s Life in Music
Bassists

Oceans of Love: Chuck Rainey’s Life in Music

“I wouldn’t be the musician I am today without Chuck Rainey,” said Victor Wooten. “If there was a musical soundtrack put to my childhood, Chuck would have played bass on most of it.” We should have taken Wooten’s adulation as fact, but we weren’t sure. Was Rainey some sort of musical superhero? As bass players, we had all made the...