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Reader Spotlight: Emily Madison
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Reader Spotlight: Emily Madison

Meet Emily Madison (aka “Goldilocks”), a bassist from Kansas City, MO and our player in the spotlight for July 5, 2011. Bio: I grew up in Lincoln, NE, always loved music of any kind as my parents and older brothers were very into music from Motown, to Classical, Jazz and Punk and anything else. I started playing piano and violin...

Reader Spotlight: Kent Beatty
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Reader Spotlight: Kent Beatty

Meet Kent Beatty, a bassist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and our player in the spotlight for June 28, 2011. Bio: Upcoming bassist Kent Beatty has been on his way to the forefront of modern bass playing since he started at age 12. Influenced by such legends as Flea, Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, and Stuart Zender, his style has caused audiences...

Reader Spotlight: George Lacson
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Reader Spotlight: George Lacson

Meet George Lacson, a bassist based in San Francisco, California, and our player in the spotlight for June 21, 2011. Bio: I’m originally from St. Louis, Missouri, now based in San Francisco, California. My sound blends groovin’ jazz, soulful funk, old school blues, bass inspired riffs and tinges of downtempo electronica. I have performed internationally with world renowned artists such...

Reader Spotlight: Pat Ormiston
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Reader Spotlight: Pat Ormiston

Meet Pat Ormiston, a bassist from Colchester, Vermont who says his playing is “no flash, no wicked fancy playing, just straight groove.” Bio: I grew up in Rochester NY as the third of four children. Music is a strong influence in my family. My mother saw to it that her children all played an instrument, so I started very young...

Reader Spotlight: Chuck Kingston
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Reader Spotlight: Chuck Kingston

Meet bassist Chuck “KingStunned” Kingston, a bassist from Denison, Texas and our player in the spotlight for June 7, 2011. Bio: Some people never get the chance to live out their dreams in life. I can call myself one of the few lucky ones. Life itself has a rhythm it flows by. The bass guitar has always been my highway....

Reader Spotlight: Cameron Holley
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Reader Spotlight: Cameron Holley

Meet Cameron Holley, a bassist from Wichita Falls, TX, and our player in the spotlight for May 31, 2011. Bio: I grew up in a really musical home and got my first bass for Christmas when I was 10 years old. Nine years later, I play all the time, anywhere I can. Even if I have to play guitar or...

Reader Spotlight: Brian Wilkerson
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Reader Spotlight: Brian Wilkerson

Meet Brian Wilkerson, a bassist from the San Francisco bay area and our player in the spotlight for May 24, 2011. Bio: I have been playing the bass professionally for the past 10 years and I love it! I have recorded, toured and performed with numerous bands of various styles across the San Francisco bay area and the United States....

Reader Spotlight: Ryan Ladd
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Reader Spotlight: Ryan Ladd

Meet Ryan Ladd, a bassist from Placerville, California and our player in the spotlight for May 17, 2011. Bio: I’ve been playing bass guitar my whole life. I’m in a progressive rock band called “Crimson Sky.” I also play solo bass, and I’m working on an album. I’m what you would call a sonic omnivore, meaning I listen to and...

Reader Spotlight: Carol Moxley
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Reader Spotlight: Carol Moxley

Meet Carol Moxley a bassist from Fort Worth, Texas and our player in the spotlight for May 10, 2011. Bio: I’ve studied music since age 5 – piano and later guitar, acoustic and classical. My first ‘gig’ was in kindergarten, when I played in church. I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t performing in one capacity or another, one...

Reader Spotlight: Mina Burnside
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Reader Spotlight: Mina Burnside

Meet Mina Burnside, a 14 year old bassist from Nashville, TN and our player in the spotlight for May 3, 2011. We first featured Mina and her impressive take on Jaco Pastorius’s “Portrait of Tracy” a couple of months ago. Bio: I picked up my first bass on June 16, 2007, and performed in the Freedom Middle School Jazz Band...