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Lenny Kravitz: Again (Lollapalooza Argentina 2019)
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Lenny Kravitz: Again (Lollapalooza Argentina 2019)

Lenny Kravitz hit the stage at the 2019 Lollapalooza Argentina, along with long-time bassist, Gail Ann Dorsey. Gail Ann comes through loud and clear on the driving bass line, with her always great backup vocals in the mix.

David Bowie’s Glastonbury 2000 Performance Released as Live Album
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David Bowie’s Glastonbury 2000 Performance Released as Live Album

David Bowie’s famous set at the Glastonbury Festival in 2000 is now available in a live album and concert DVD. The new release compiles the full show for the first time featuring loads of Bowie’s hits. The package also includes never before seen footage. Bassist Gail Ann Dorsey anchors the entire 21-track album.

Lenny Kravitz with Gail Ann Dorsey: Prince Tribute
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Lenny Kravitz with Gail Ann Dorsey: Prince Tribute

This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony was pretty epic. Besides Geddy Lee joining Yes for “Roundabout”, Lenny Kravitz performed a killer tribute to Prince accompanied by a full choir. With bassist Gail Ann Dorsey laying down a thick groove, Kravitz and company performed the Purple One’s “When Doves Cry” and “The Cross.” Get a load of...

Gail Ann Dorsey Joins Celebrating David Bowie Tour
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Gail Ann Dorsey Joins Celebrating David Bowie Tour

Gail Ann Dorsey will be taking part in a series of tribute concerts celebrating the life and music of music icon David Bowie. The “Celebrating David Bowie” concerts will feature Bowie band alumni performing across the world with shows in London, New York City, Los Angeles, Sydney, and Tokyo. Dorsey, who played with Bowie for many years, made the announcement...

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

David Bowie: Changes (Live)
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David Bowie: Changes (Live)

Early this morning, I learned of the sad and stunning news of David Bowie’s passing from a Facebook post by Gail Ann Dorsey. In this video from a 2002 performance in Paris, here’s Bowie backed by his long time bassist and collaborator. RIP, Mr. Bowie.

Acoustic David Bowie with Gail Ann Dorsey: “Heroes” (Live)
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Acoustic David Bowie with Gail Ann Dorsey: “Heroes” (Live)

In celebration of Gail Ann Dorsey’s today, we go back to a terrific acoustic performance of David Bowie’s “Heroes”, which took place in October 1996. Bowie is on acoustic guitar, with a bottlecap taped to the bottom of his shoe for percussion. Reeves Gabrels is also on guitar, and of course, the wonderful Gail Ann is on bass and backing...

Bass Players to Know: Gail Ann Dorsey
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players to Know: Gail Ann Dorsey

To quote one of my favorite musical guilty pleasures, it’s time to throw a little girl power into the mix. As a stellar vocalist and compelling player, Gail has had a reputable solo career and has recorded and toured with artists including David Bowie, Tears for Fears, Lenny Kravitz, Dar Williams, The Indigo Girls, and Gwen Stefani. With impeccable style,...

David Bowie Releases “The Next Day”, Featuring Gail Ann Dorsey and Tony Levin
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David Bowie Releases “The Next Day”, Featuring Gail Ann Dorsey and Tony Levin

David Bowie’s twenty-fourth studio album, The Next Day, was first announced on his 66th birthday back in January. But the album was in the works – in secret – for some time before then. For his first release of new material in 10 year, Bowie teamed up with some of his long-time collaborators, including producer Tony Visconti, engineer Mario J....

Gail Ann Dorsey: Stop On By
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Gail Ann Dorsey: Stop On By

Gail Ann Dorsey doesn’t need much to wow an audience… just a bass and a microphone. Here, the bassist performs “Stop On By”.

Gail Ann Dorsey With David Bowie: Under Pressure
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Gail Ann Dorsey With David Bowie: Under Pressure

Sometimes it’s the simplest bass lines that stick with you the most. Here, bassist Gail Ann Dorsey proves it as she plays the iconic riff to “Under Pressure” with David Bowie at Madison Square Garden in 1997.