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Bokanté: Zyé Ouvè, Zyé Fèmé
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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
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Forq: Stannic

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

Roosevelt Collier with Michael League: Happy Feet
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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
New Albums

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 “Skunk” Baxter, Paul Shaffer, Steve...

Bokanté: Limyè
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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
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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
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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 Zappa, Rick Wakeman, Richard Thompson,...

Roosevelt Collier: Exit 16
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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 can’t wait for this one...

2017 Reader Favorites – #6: Michael League
2017 Reader Favorites

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 with Esperanza Spalding: Grown Folks...

Snarky Puppy Announces 2018 Tour, GroundUp Music Festival
Concerts & Tours

Snarky Puppy Announces 2018 Tour, GroundUp Music Festival

Michael League and Snarky Puppy have announced a U.S. tour for 2018 with support from fellow GroundUP artists Forq, Alina Engibaryan, Sirintip, and Banda Magda. The Grammy-winning band will begin their trek in Atlanta, Georgia on February 14th before heading north to Maryland then west. It is currently slated to wrap up March 4th after a four-night residency at SF...