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Consider the Source: Enemies of Magick
Bass Videos

Consider the Source: Enemies of Magick

I was elated to hear that Consider the Source has a new album coming out this year, and even more excited to see this first single. “You Are Literally A Metaphor” is due out on March 1st, and if “Enemies of MagicK” is any indication, it’s going to be epic.

Consider the Source Announce 2019 Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Consider the Source Announce 2019 Tour Dates

Consider The Source has announced their first leg of 2019 tour dates. The champions of sci-fi Middle Eastern fusion music will begin with an appearance at the Winter Werk Out Festival in Columbus, Ohio to kick things off. As always, bassist John Ferrara will be melting faces along the way.

John Ferrara & Seth Moutal Duo: A.D.D.
Bass Videos

John Ferrara & Seth Moutal Duo: A.D.D.

Our friend Jody Miller shared another great video with us. “I was able to get a couple hours with John Ferrara (bass) and Seth Moutal (Tablas/drums) while they were on tour coming through Chicago,” Jody shared. “You are already familiar with John’s work, I’ve seen interviews that you have done together. Hope you like it.” The video is short, but...

Consider The Source Announce Fall Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Consider The Source Announce Fall Tour Dates

Consider the Source, anchored by bass monster John Ferrara, have announced a new set of tour dates for the fall. The Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band will all over the map with dates heading out as far as the California, Texas, Michigan, and Maine. If you haven’t experienced Consider the Source yet, check out this live performance of “You Are...

Frail Things in Sharp Places: An Interview with John Ferrara
Interviews

Frail Things in Sharp Places: An Interview with John Ferrara

John Ferrara has released a stunning new duo album with percussionist Seth Moutal entitled Frail Things in Sharp Places. The bassist, who many know for his band Consider the Source, seems to get every last ounce of music out of his instrument over the 11-song collection. Although his extensive playing techniques are extremely impressive, it is obvious that they are...

John Ferrara: Opening
Bass Videos

John Ferrara: Opening

When I was in college, one of my best friends turned me onto the composer Philip Glass and I was hooked. His minimalist style entranced me with its use of repeated themes and overlapping rhythms. It seemed mind-bending to be performed on the piano, which is why my jaw hit the floor when John Ferrara sent me this video. The...

Consider The Source Announces Spring Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Consider The Source Announces Spring Tour Dates

Consider the Source has announced they’ll be bringing their brand of sci-fi Middle Eastern fusion across the U.S. on a massive spring tour. The trio, anchored by bass guru John Ferrara, will be pregaming with a date at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York before heading to the Ardmore Music Hall in Pennsylvania on March 2nd. Their concerts...

John Ferrara: Ben Franklin’s Hair
Bass Videos

John Ferrara: Ben Franklin’s Hair

Consider the Source bassist John Ferrara has just released his second solo song, entitled “Ben Franklin’s Hair.” What does the title have to do with the incredible two-handed tapping melody? Not much. “I don’t know why I named it that, don’t think about it too much,” Ferrara admits. “The song was inspired by Romance era composers like Franz Liszt and...

John Ferrara and Seth Moutal: Mouth Say Tongue
Bass Videos

John Ferrara and Seth Moutal: Mouth Say Tongue

Bassist John Ferrara and percussionist Seth Moutal have released their second composition, and it’s mesmerizing. “This one is an original composition with me tapping polyrhythms and doing auxiliary percussion with my feet, and Seth playing a hand drum and aux percussion with his feet,” Ferrara shares. While that sounds complicated, it’s a natural and great feeling groove. “Mouth Say Tongue”...

John Ferrara: Song For Ramida
Bass Videos

John Ferrara: Song For Ramida

John Ferrara has been wowing us with his killer bass playing in his trio Consider the Source, but now he’s stepping out with a new solo project. The first piece available is “Song for Ramida,” named for his god daughter. “It’s my first solo venture outside of Consider the Source,” he explains. “My main interest has always been treating the...