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Bass Bash Returns for 2017
Events

Bass Bash Returns for 2017

The Bass Bash is back for 2017! Coinciding with the annual Winter NAMM Show, this year’s event is bound to be another great one. The lineup this year includes bass legends and international stars, featuring Chuck Rainey, Michael League, Janek Gwizdala, Federico Malaman, Amanda Ruzza, Bryan Ladd, Tony Grey, Andrew Gouché, Ida Nielsen and Maurizio Rolli. Besides all the incredible...

2016 Reader Favorites – #6: Michael League
2016 Reader Favorites

2016 Reader Favorites – #6: Michael League

Michael League brought the bass goodness in 2016, as he always does. Snarky Puppy released “Family Dinner, Vol. 2” in February, followed by their 11th album, Culcha Vulcha on April 29th. Later, Michael joined the legendary David Crosby for his new album and tour. 1. Snarky Puppy, Featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter: Molino Molero Snarky Puppy recorded their upcoming...

Bill Laurance: Never-Ending City
Bass Videos

Bill Laurance: Never-Ending City

Snarky Puppy keyboardist Bill Laurance recently released , which was recorded in May 2015 at Union Chapel in London. Joined by Snarky Puppy bassist Michael League, who plays bass and Moog Little Phatty on the album, here’s the track “Never-Ending City”.

Snarky Puppy with Jayne Brown: I’ll Do Me
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy with Jayne Brown: I’ll Do Me

From Snarky Puppy’s live DVD/CD , here’s the band with guest vocalist Jayne Brown performing “I’ll Do Me.” This one has a ton of soul, with Michael League laying it down.

David Crosby Taps Michael League for Fall Tour
Concerts & Tours

David Crosby Taps Michael League for Fall Tour

Folk rock icon David Crosby has announced a fall tour in support of his upcoming album, , and he’s hired a killer band to back him up. Joining “Croz” on the road will be Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis, and Snarky Puppy bassist Michael League, who also produced the album. “Michael and I write really well together,” Crosby said. “When we...

Snarky Puppy Changes It Up On Latest Album
New Albums

Snarky Puppy Changes It Up On Latest Album

Fusion band Snarky Puppy has returned to its fully instrumental roots with its 11th album, Culcha Vulcha. However, the band, led by bassist Michael League, departed from its live-from-the-studio film and audio style for the record, preferring to record at a Texas studio situated in the middle of a pecan ranch, and taking opportunities to overdub. And League liked the...

Snarky Puppy Featuring Jacob Collier and Big Ed Lee: Don’t You Know
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy Featuring Jacob Collier and Big Ed Lee: Don’t You Know

Here’s one of the latest videos to come from Snarky Puppy’s new Family Dinner – Volume Two release. In this clip, the band is joined by Jacob Collier and Big Ed Lee, and anchored as always by bassist Michael League. This one is funky!

Michael League Works with Bandmates on Bill Laurance Album
New Albums

Michael League Works with Bandmates on Bill Laurance Album

Snarky Puppy keyboardist Bill Laurance has released his third solo album, Aftersun. Laurance’s bandmate in the fusion group Snarky Puppy, bassist Michael League, plays on the album which he also co-arranged and co-produced with Laurance and Snarky Puppy drummer Robert “Sput” Searight. Aftersun was recorded in New Orleans in August and September 2015. Aftersun is available on and as a...

Snarky Puppy Featuring Chris Turner: Liquid Love
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy Featuring Chris Turner: Liquid Love

Snarky Puppy has been releasing videos around the release of their latest, Family Dinner, Vol. 2. The new album features the band performing with various vocalists and musicians during recording sessions in February 2015. In this clip, the band is joined by Chris Turner, on the tune “Liquid Love”. As always, Michael League handles the low end – and the...

Snarky Puppy Releases “Family Dinner, Vol. 2”
New Albums

Snarky Puppy Releases “Family Dinner, Vol. 2”

Snarky Puppy joined with a host of vocalists and musicians in February 2015 in New Orleans to record an album in front of a live studio audience. Now, that album, and an accompanying video, documenting the performance is available to hear and watch as Family Dinner, Vol. 2. The project from Snarky Puppy, led by bassist/composer Michael League, aims to...

Snarky Puppy, Featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter: Molino Molero
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy, Featuring Susana Baca and Charlie Hunter: Molino Molero

Snarky Puppy recorded their upcoming release, Family Dinner Volume Two in February, 2015. Among the tracks was this one, featuring vocalist Susana Baca and guitarist Charlie Hunter. The tune is “Molino Molero”, which was written by Baca and arranged by Snarky Puppy bassist/bandleader Michael League and the band. “The [Family Dinner – Volume Two] project is a true testament for...

Snarky Puppy: Dunlop Sessions
Bass Videos

Snarky Puppy: Dunlop Sessions

Dunlop brought Snarky Puppy in for their “Sessions” series, which blends performances and interviews with artists. In this episode, members of Snarky Puppy discuss “their beginnings and the risks and rewards of standing by your musical vision.” There’s also the music of course, with Michael League and the band performing “Binky” and “Flood”. Enjoy.