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Reader Spotlight: Robert Asencio
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Reader Spotlight: Robert Asencio

Meet Robert Asencio, a bassist from NJ who has overcome a lot through his music. We love his description of his day gig: “playing bass 24/7”. Nice. Robert is our player in the spotlight for the week of June 26, 2012. Bio: “All is possible through faith in the Lord & hard work.” These words have come to symbolize my...

Reader Spotlight: Chris Robinson
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Reader Spotlight: Chris Robinson

Meet Chris Robinson, a bassist from New Hampshire who has played in bands as diverse as we’ve seen. Chris is our player in the spotlight for the week of June 19, 2012. (You can be next!) Bio: I’ve been playing bass since I was twelve. Since I picked up my first four string, I’ve played in almost every setting and...

Reader Spotlight: Simon Normand
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Reader Spotlight: Simon Normand

Meet Simon Normand, a bassist from Denmark who has a GAS-inducing list of gear, and a nice musical background. We love his super power too. Simon is our player in the spotlight for the week of June 12, 2012. (You could be next!) Bio: I picked up the bass at age 12. Two weeks later, I found myself playing in...

Reader Spotlight: John Shaughnessy
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Reader Spotlight: John Shaughnessy

Meet John Shaughnessy, a bassist living in Charlotte, NC who covers just about every form of bass he can. John makes his living in music, teaching and gigging. John has penned his own method book, on slap bass concepts, and he’s even had a Spinal Tap-like gig, opening for a puppet show. Cool! John is our player in the spotlight...

Reader Spotlight: Cristian Tisselli
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Reader Spotlight: Cristian Tisselli

Meet bassist Cristian Tisselli, a musician from Argentina with a cool story about following dreams and a great line: “I could play a big stadium or in a small bar, I don’t really care.” Cristian is a man ahead of his times: he took the approach of turning a guitar into a bass when he first started out, way before...

Reader Spotlight: Oliver Leonidas Tsakonas
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Reader Spotlight: Oliver Leonidas Tsakonas

Meet Oliver Leonidas Tsakonas, a bassist who has enjoyed some nice Youtube attention thanks to his playing. Oliver is our player in the spotlight for May 22, 2012. Bio: I’m a bassist from Leeds UK. In my time, I’ve played on all shapes and sizes of stage in an endless amount of styles. I’m aiming to build my name in...

Reader Spotlight: Will Repholz
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Reader Spotlight: Will Repholz

Meet Will Repholz, a bassist hailing from The Crescent City (aka New Orleans) and obviously living the dream as a bassist. Will is our player in the spotlight for May 14, 2012. Bio: I moved to New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina and quickly met an incredible network of talented artists and musicians. I play with several acts and feel...

Reader Spotlight: Punk Pappa
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Reader Spotlight: Punk Pappa

Meet the bassist known as Punk Pappa, who also works as a producer, songwriter, arranger and (gulp) sometimes guitarist and says he’s from Funkville, UK. Punk is our player in the spotlight for the week of May 8, 2012. Bio: I’m a Session Bass Player, Guitarist, Songwriter, MOBO Award Winner and Artist, with a variety of musical credits. A few...

Reader Spotlight: Mike Voss
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Reader Spotlight: Mike Voss

Meet bassist Mike Voss, a musician who has the right idea about bass, as far as we are concerned. That’s probably in large part to being raised by a bassist. That’s one cool family. Mike is our player in the spotlight for May 1, 2012. Check out his story and say hi. Bio: Bass is a force to be reckoned...

Reader Spotlight: Chris LaBenne
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Reader Spotlight: Chris LaBenne

Meet bassist Chris LaBenne, who originally started on guitar, but saw the error in his ways and switched to bass. Chris is currently studying music composition, with an eye for music education in his future. Chris is our player in the spotlight for the week of April 24, 2012. Bio: I’m a 21-year-old bassist and composer from northeast Ohio. I...