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  • Marcus Miller and Michael League: How to Develop a Groove

    Marcus Miller and Michael League: How to Develop a Groove

    Here’s a great clip from North Sea Jazz a few days ago with Marcus Miller and Michael League. The focus of this video is in response to the host’s question, “how do you develop a groove?” Michael immediately pushed the question over to Marcus, who decided it was better to show than tell. Then the... »

  • Bokanté: Zyé Ouvè, Zyé Fèmé

    Bokanté: Zyé Ouvè, Zyé Fèmé

    Bokanté has a new video out in support of their album, Strange Circles. This tune was written by Michael League and vocalist Malika Tirolien and features League on baritone guitar, ukulele bass, and vocals. »

  • Forq: Stannic

    Forq: Stannic

    Forq is back with another terrific video with music from their 2017 album, Thrēq. “Stannic” was written by keyboardist Henry Hey, and features Michael League on bass. »

  • Roosevelt Collier with Michael League: Happy Feet

    Roosevelt Collier with Michael League: Happy Feet

    Roosevelt Collier just released another video in support of his new album, Exit 16. Once again, he’s joined by Michael League on bass. The album was released on March 9th. . »

  • Former Spinal Tap Bassist Derek Smalls Solo Album Now Available

    Former Spinal Tap Bassist Derek Smalls Solo Album Now Available

    Finally, the wait is over. Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls has released his debut solo album, entitled Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing). The bassist, portrayed by Harry Shearer, tapped an incredible roster of musicians for the album including Peter Frampton, Donald Fagen, Dweezil Zappa, Rick Wakeman, Richard Thompson, Steve Lukather, Joe Satriani, Waddy Wachtel, Jeff... »

  • Bokanté: Limyè

    Bokanté: Limyè

    Bokanté has released another video featuring music from their recent album, Strange Circles. This tune was written by Michael League and Malika Tirolien, and League plays both bass and baritone electric guitar on the track. We’re digging this band! »

  • Roosevelt Collier with Michael League: Supernatural Encounters

    Roosevelt Collier with Michael League: Supernatural Encounters

    I’m super excited about the upcoming release of Roosevelt Collier’s new album, Exit 16, which drops on March 9th. Collier has released a new video for one of the tracks on the album, which features Michael League on bass. »

  • Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls Reveals Album Details, New Song

    Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls Reveals Album Details, New Song

    Back in June, we reported that Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls (portrayed by actor/bassist Harry Shearer) would be releasing a solo album. Now we have more details and the title track from Smalls Change. The album, which is a contemplation on an aging rocker, is packed with guest artists including Peter Frampton, Donald Fagen, Dweezil... »

  • Roosevelt Collier: Exit 16

    Roosevelt Collier: Exit 16

    GroundUP Music continues to put up some incredible music. Here’s a new single from pedal steel guitarist Roosevelt Collier, who is releasing his upcoming album, Exit 16 in March. Michael League is both the producer and the bassist on the album. It also features Jason “JT” Thomas on drums and Bobby Sparks on keys. We... »

  • 2017 Reader Favorites – #6: Michael League

    2017 Reader Favorites – #6: Michael League

    To say Michael League was busy in 2017 is an understatement. He toured with Snarky Puppy and recorded with Bokante and Forq. I’m sure there was probably more than that, but those three things alone generated enough buzz to land Michael at #6 on the No Treble reader favorites list for 2017. 1. Snarky Puppy... »