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Consider the Source Announce New Tour Dates, Release Vinyl Album
Concerts & Tours

Consider the Source Announce New Tour Dates, Release Vinyl Album

Consider the Source have announced a new batch of tour dates in support of their latest release, “You Are Literally A Metaphor.” The trio of guitarist Gabriel Marin, drummer Jeff Mann, and bassist John Ferrara will spend the summer on tour in the U.S.

Consider The Source Return with “You Are Literally A Metaphor”
New Albums

Consider The Source Return with “You Are Literally A Metaphor”

Consider the Source have released their first new album in four years, called “You Are Literally A Metaphor.” The record is the sixth studio effort from the Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band.

Victor Wooten and John Ferrara: NAMM 2019 Jam
Bass Videos

Victor Wooten and John Ferrara: NAMM 2019 Jam

During the 2019 Winter NAMM show, Victor Wooten and John Ferrara got together at the Hartke booth to jam, and it was fantastic.

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...