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  • Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing

    Making Music: Pro Bassist Insights on Composing

    Gigs tend to dry up for bassists during the winter months (besides holiday work), making it the perfect time to start composing new music for the spring. Whether you’re a seasoned composer or just starting out on the bass, writing music will help you grow as a player and musician. We compiled some advice from... »

  • Snow Owl: Devil Is A Liar

    Snow Owl: Devil Is A Liar

    Six-string bass monster Snow Owl (aka Juan Garcia-Herreros) put his own spin on a classic funky track, and it’s epic. Seawind’s “Devil Is A Liar” has an already killer bass line, but the bassist’s energy and extra fills add just that much more fun to the track. »

  • Snow Owl Releases “The Blue Road”

    Snow Owl Releases “The Blue Road”

    Bassist and composer, Juan García-Herreros, (a.k.a., Snow Owl), known for his work on his 6-stringed electric contrabass guitar, has released his latest album, The Blue Road. The overriding message of the album from the Latin Grammy nominee is one of unity, and features members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and a variety of New York... »

  • Snow Owl: Live at Nisville Jazz Festival

    Snow Owl: Live at Nisville Jazz Festival

    Snow Owl, aka Juan Garcia-Herreros, is a bass player that I can’t get enough of. His outstanding chops and ear-bending musical compositions are always intriguing. Here’s the bassist throwing it down with his band at the Nisville Jazz Festival. The group rips through “Touched” and “Pequeña Samba” with Snow Owl mixing things up with a... »

  • Bass of the Week: Neubauer Guitars Snow Owl Mazinger Contrabass Guitar

    Bass of the Week: Neubauer Guitars Snow Owl Mazinger Contrabass Guitar

    We interviewed bassist Snow Owl earlier this year, and his playing astounded me. His Neubauer custom six-string bass caught my attention, too, so we’re featuring it as the bass of the week. The Neubauer Guitars Snow Owl Mazinger contrabass guitar is built with neck-through construction featuring a laminated five-piece maple/wenge neck and a wenge fingerboard.... »

  • Snow Owl: An Interview with Juan Garcia-Herreros

    Snow Owl: An Interview with Juan Garcia-Herreros

    If you haven’t caught on to the incredible playing of Snow Owl, it’s high time you did. The bassist – real name Juan Garcia-Herreros – has been turning heads with a style that synthesizes all of his musical tastes with flavors of jazz, latin music, pop, rock and more. Part of that special blend comes... »

  • Snow Owl: Bun?uelitos

    Snow Owl: Bun?uelitos

    Sometime last year, Damian Erskine clued me into a smoking new bassist and I was hooked. Snow Owl, aka Juan Garcia-Herreros, has such stunning rhythmic and melodic capabilities that he makes the most complex lines seem simple. Here he plays an original duo compositon called “Bun?uelitos” with violinist Alejandra Maria. Beyond the musical prowess, it’s... »