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Reader Spotlight: Kaitie Sly
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Reader Spotlight: Kaitie Sly

Meet Kaitie Sly, a bassist from Victoria who plays both electric and double bass. Kaitie is our player in the spotlight for February 7, 2012. Bio: I am an electric and upright bassist. I have been playing music since I was eight years old. I started playing music on the piano, taking private lessons, and when I was a teenager,...

Reader Spotlight: Kosta Kapellas
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Reader Spotlight: Kosta Kapellas

Meet bassist Kosta Kapellas, a six-year vet of the low end currently studying double bass at Central Michigan University. Kosta is our player in the spotlight for January 31, 2012. Bio: I am 19 years old. I play any type of music, any time. My time is split between Mt. Pleasant, where I attend Central Michigan University as a double...

Reader Spotlight: Andrew Rosciszewski
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Reader Spotlight: Andrew Rosciszewski

Meet bassist Andrew Rosciszewski, a musician living in South Bound Brook, NJ who spends his days teaching music to kids (love that). Andrew also anchors a very interesting band, one he calls an “electric chamber ensemble.” Andrew is our player in the spotlight for January 24, 2012. Bio: Described as “listener-friendly, but fresh, with a nice shimmer…” and “relatively delicate,...

Reader Spotlight: Pete Sams
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Reader Spotlight: Pete Sams

Meet bassist Pete Sams, a full-time working bassist who was very busy in 2011 (he played 225+ shows), including many with a live karaoke band. Pete is our player in the spotlight for the week of January 17, 2012. Bio: I’m the bassist and bandleader for Rock-bot, a live band karaoke group (500+ songs, words on the screen, etc.), an...

Reader Spotlight: Scott Whitley
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Reader Spotlight: Scott Whitley

Meet Scott Whitley, a bassist from the UK who makes his living playing, teaching and recording. Scott is our player in the spotlight for January 10, 2012. Bio: Burnley born Scott Whitley is one of the most accomplished and innovative bassists in the UK today. Unlike many, Scott has never succumbed to fickle musical fashions of the day. Instead, he...

Reader Spotlight: Dave Kurtiak
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Reader Spotlight: Dave Kurtiak

Meet Dave Kurtiak, a 27 year veteran of bass who has a gigs with several bands and music projects around the Seattle area – and nearly all-improv. (Very cool). Dave is our player in the spotlight for January 3, 2012. Bio: Born in Bayonne, NJ to a musical family, it was no surprise when Dave picked up the bass at...

Reader Spotlight: Mark McHone
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Reader Spotlight: Mark McHone

Meet Mark McHone, a bassist from Jacksonville, Florida who has traveled the country to play music and teaches kids who are the victims of budget cuts in music programs in school. Mark is our player in the spotlight for December 27, 2011. Bio: I started playing bass at 13 years of age. I am now 27. I have toured all...

Reader Spotlight: Michael Olson
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Reader Spotlight: Michael Olson

Meet Michael Olson, a self-described “perfeshinul bassist” from Fort Collins, Colorado who makes his day all about music. Michael is our player in the spotlight for December 20, 2011. You have to check out the “Band & Gigs” section below – that story is awesome. Bio: I have been a professional bassist since the day I got out of music...

Reader Spotlight: Joaquina “Roqui” Lluma
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Reader Spotlight: Joaquina “Roqui” Lluma

Meet Joaquina “Roqui” Lluma, a multi-instrumentalist who currently resides in Denver, Colorado and calls music her day job, night job, weekend job and holiday job. One of our favorite lines in this interview feature: Joaquina says she uses “a TC Helicon distortion/distresser for my backing vocals sometimes when I’m feeling frisky.” Bio: I was born and raised in Buenos Aires,...

Reader Spotlight: David Daw
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Reader Spotlight: David Daw

Meet David Daw, a bassist from Kingston, NY who also owns a studio, repairs instruments and even raises Great Danes. David is our bassist in the spotlight for December 6, 2011. Bio: I have been playing bass 30 years. I play 4- and 5- string MTD’s, exclusively since 1994. Starting in the early 80’s, I played in heavy metal bands,...