Rhonda Smith Archives
Jeff Beck Tribute: Going Down
Two days ago, an incredible lineup of musicians got together at the Royal Albert Hall to pay tribute to Jeff Beck. Two bassists were on hand, including Rhonda Smith and Nathan East. Here’s the closing song of the night, “Going Down.”
Jeff Beck: You Know You Know
My friend Jim Miller shared this video on Facebook recently, and I was surprised I hadn’t seen it before. Here’s Jeff Beck with Rhonda Smith performing one of my all-time favorite tunes, Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “You Know You Know,” live in Tokyo.
Jeff Beck Announces Tour with Rhonda Smith
Jeff Beck has unveiled a United States tour this fall in support of his new album, “18,” which is a collaboration with Johnny Depp. Along for the ride will be bassist Rhonda Smith, who has been in Beck’s group for over a decade.
Rhonda Smith: Won’t Come Back
The ever-talented Rhonda Smith has just dropped a video for her new song “Won’t Come Back,” which is sure to get you grooving into the weekend. The bass icon, who has performed with Prince and Jeff Beck, dishes out a slow jam about a lost love.
Jeff Beck/Buddy Guy: Live at Crossroads Festival 2010
Here’s a great clip from the Crossroads Festival in 2010, which kicks off with Jeff Beck performing with Rhonda Smith on bass. The video closes out Buddy Guy performing “Five Long Years” with Jonny Lang, Ronnie Wood, and Orlando Wright.
Zoom Webinar To Remember Rocco Prestia Scheduled for Thursday
The bass world lost a legend last week with the passing of Tower of Power bassist Francis “Rocco” Prestia. Now, a huge gathering of the bass community will be getting together to remember him.
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
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
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
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
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
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.