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Snarky Puppy: Skate U (Live)
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Snarky Puppy: Skate U (Live)

The first time we featured Snarky Puppy was back in 2011, with their video for “Skate U.” Here’s the Michael League and the band performing that tune live at Jam Cruise 14, in January 2016.

Snarky Puppy Announces European Tour with Special Guests
Concerts & Tours

Snarky Puppy Announces European Tour with Special Guests

Snarky Puppy has announced an extensive tour of Europe that will take the band across the continent from April to June. The band, led by bassist Michael League, will kick things off in Budapest, Hungary on April 20th and eventually wrap things up on June 7th in Eindhoven, Netherlands. They’ll be joined by several of their fellow GroundUp label mates...

Bokanté: Jou Ké Ouvè
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Bokanté: Jou Ké Ouvè

Bokanté is a new band and experiment by Snarky Puppy founder and GroundUP Music creator Michael League. For the most part, League plays baritone guitar in this group, but he also doubles on bass. “The word bokanté means “exchange” in Creole, the language of vocalist Malika Tirolien’s youth growing up on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe,” the band shared. “Now...

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
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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
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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
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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!