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Bass Players To Know: Rhonda Smith
Bass Players To Know

Bass Players To Know: Rhonda Smith

When was the last time you listened to a groove that was so funky and remarkably precise that you couldn’t resist being in awe? For Ryan Madora, it was the last time she listened to Rhonda Smith. Rhonda is the focus of this “Bass Players To Know” column.

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten Host Prince’s Bassists For Free Webinar
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Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten Host Prince’s Bassists For Free Webinar

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten are continuing their webinar series this week with one focused on the topic of working with Prince. The roundtable, dubbed “Prince-Shed”, will include BrownMark, Rhonda Smith, Andrew Gouche, Ida Neilsen, and Paul Peterson.

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar on Gender Justice
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Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar on Gender Justice

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten are continuing their weekly free webinar series this Friday, June 5th at 4pm Eastern. The meeting topic is “Gender Justice…Empowerment, Enlightenment, and Education,” and as such it will include some of the best female musicians around.

Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar with Rhonda Smith, Henrik Linder, Joe Dart, and Darryl Jones
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Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten to Host Free Webinar with Rhonda Smith, Henrik Linder, Joe Dart, and Darryl Jones

Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey are back with another amazing opportunity for bassists. They’ll be hosting a free webinar tomorrow entitled “Woodshed: Viral/Veterans of the Electric Bass”. The event will also include Rhonda Smith, Henrik Linder, Joe Dart, and Darryl Jones.

Prince: Whole Lotta Love
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Prince: Whole Lotta Love

A few days ago, Jambase shared this video of Prince performing at The Aladdin in Las Vegas. In this clip, Prince and his band - which includes Rhonda Smith on bass (and backing vocals) - perform the Led Zeppelin hit “Whole Lotta Love.”

Katharine McPhee: It’s Not Right
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Katharine McPhee: It’s Not Right

Often we think of Rhonda Smith for her work with his royal badness Prince and jazz/rock pioneer Jeff Beck, but she’s worked with tons of artists. Recently she shared this clip of herself performing with pop singer Katherine McPhee.

Prince: Funk Jam Session
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Prince: Funk Jam Session

Abby Dart (mom to Vulfpeck’s Joe Dart), shared this video saying, “Vulfpeck shared this today and it was TOO funky not to share with everyone!” This live clip of Prince is definitely funky, thanks to Rhonda Smith and an all-star band.

Rhonda Smith Joins Jeff Beck for September Tour
Concerts & Tours

Rhonda Smith Joins Jeff Beck for September Tour

Rhonda Smith will once again be laying down the low end for Jeff Beck on tour. The guitar legend announced a short run of dates in September, with the final show on the tour including Beck reuniting with Rod Stewart in Los Angeles.

Rhonda Smith Joins Jeff Beck for Summer Tour
Concerts & Tours

Rhonda Smith Joins Jeff Beck for Summer Tour

Rhonda Smith will be joining Jeff Beck once again on tour this summer for the “Stars Align” tour, which will have the legendary guitarist performing with Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson. The outing will also include a handful of Beck solo shows. The tour will kick off July 18th in West Valley City, Utah at the USANA Amphitheatre before working...

Rhonda Smith Anchors Jeff Beck’s Live at the Hollywood Bowl
New Albums

Rhonda Smith Anchors Jeff Beck’s Live at the Hollywood Bowl

Fans of blues and rock will want to check out Jeff Beck’s latest DVD, Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Recorded in the summer of 2016, the live concert featured songs from the guitar god’s entire career, as far back as The Yardbirds right up to his latest release, Loud Hailer. It also features a plethora of special guest artists including...

Groove – Episode #19: Rhonda Smith
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #19: Rhonda Smith

In 1996, bass player Rhonda Smith did something that few musicians can ever lay claim to. She joined Prince’s astounding backing band, The New Power Generation. The years, miles and practice that brought her to this moment cannot be underestimated. Getting on Prince’s radar is tough enough. Getting a place in this ferocious musical tsunami of funk is a whole...

All-Female Album Project Features Top Bassists
New Albums

All-Female Album Project Features Top Bassists

Terri Lyne Carrington’s 2011 The Mosaic Project was an album with an all-female superstar lineup of musicians. Her latest, The Mosaic Project: Love and Soul, is another all-female affair. This time out, the Grammy-winning jazz drummer and composer (she’s known for her work with a slew of artists, including bassist Esperanza Spalding) the roster includes some impressive bassists: Meshell Ndegeocello,...