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Scott Varney: This Christmas
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Scott Varney: This Christmas

Scott Varney sent us this excellent video for the holidays, featuring his take on “This Christmas” by Donny Hathaway. The bassist/vocalist even throws in some of Jaco’s “Continuum” for good measure.

Scott Varney: Daydreamin
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Scott Varney: Daydreamin

Scott Varney sent us his latest, and it has a cool background story: “This is actually the first song I ever wrote that was not an instrumental,” Scott shared. “Before this song, I was the bass player who played instrumentals and was always in a band looking for a lead singer. I wasn’t even that comfortable singing back up vocals....

Scott Varney: Everybody Wants To Rule The World
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Scott Varney: Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Scott Varney sent us his latest video, featuring his unique bass cover of the Tears for Fears song, “Everybody Wants to Rule The World.” “I’ve been working on trying to really put my sound into the covers I do live at shows and this one fit so well and has such a fun groove I had to make a video,”...

Scott and Evan Varney: Subterranean Homesick Alien
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Scott and Evan Varney: Subterranean Homesick Alien

Everyone loves a good Radiohead tune. Here’s a cool version of “Subterranean Homesick Alien” performed by bassist Scott Varney with his son Evan on tenor saxophone. Scott sings and fills out the song with the bass line and harmony while Evan adds melodies from the song. “This version is inspired by David Ryan Harris and Bob Reynolds version,” Scott writes....

Scott Varney: Some Will Say (NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2017)
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Scott Varney: Some Will Say (NPR Tiny Desk Contest 2017)

By the looks of things, NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts could have some nice representation from the world of bass. Scott Varney sent us his latest video, which serves as his submission to the program. The tune is “Some Will Say,” which was written by Scott. We’re pulling for him and the other great bassists who have submitted their entries!

Scott Varney: Carry On
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Scott Varney: Carry On

Bassist singer-songwriter Scott Varney is back with a video for his song “Carry On.” Besides stellar bass playing, the song has poignant lyrics that he dedicates to “all those who have lost.”

Scott Varney: Wanting and Waiting
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Scott Varney: Wanting and Waiting

Scott Varney has a knack of writing and performing tunes with a great, chill vibe. The talented bassist recently decided to submit a performance of one of his recent songs to NPR for their “Tiny Desk” series. “The only rules were you needed to record an original song at a desk (any desk),” Scott told us. “The weather has been...

Reader Spotlight: Scott Varney
Reader Spotlight

Reader Spotlight: Scott Varney

Meet Scott Varney, a solo bassist who has a great “how I got started” story, and one who is doing his thing across various venues around his home in Williamsburg. Scott is the No Treble reader in the spotlight for the week of August 18, 2014. Bio: I am a solo bassist singer songwriter who lives in Williamsburg VA. Although...

Scott Varney: Slow Down
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Scott Varney: Slow Down

Here’s an example of a singer/songwriter doing it right. The very talented Scott Varney builds his song “Slow Down” all by himself with a bass, a djembe, his voice and a looper. After getting a serious groove and sweet backup vocals going, Varney adds his lyrics overtop while comping chords on his bass. Make sure to check out the Sublime...

Scott Varney: Some Will Say
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Scott Varney: Some Will Say

Bassist Scott Varney shared a video with us of a new tune he’s recently completed for his upcoming CD. Love the bass/vocal combo. What else do you need? Scott said, “I would love to hear any feedback if you have any…” Let him know!

Scott Varney: Groove of a Child
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Scott Varney: Groove of a Child

A few days ago, we asked readers to submit videos of themselves playing bass. Our email box exploded with some really great videos. Today, we kick off featuring those videos with a solo bass performance by bassist, singer, songwriter Scott Varney. Scott is performing his original tune, “Groove of a Child”. This tune is from his debut CD, The Child’s...