In 2016, Jeff Beck and Jan Hammer teamed up for a live performance at the Hollywood Bowl to celebrate Beck’s 50-year musical career. Here they are performing “Star Cycle” with Rhonda Smith on bass.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.”