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New Power Generation Announces Fall Tour
Concerts & Tours

New Power Generation Announces Fall Tour

After being forced to postpone their spring tour, the New Power Generation has announced a U.S. tour for the fall. The band, which formerly backed Prince, recognized that it’s a “crazy time” to be announcing it, but that they’re committed and hopeful.

Cory Wong: Winslow
Bass Videos

Cory Wong: Winslow

Cory Wong released a new album two days ago, and he’s shared a video of the band performing one of the tracks. “Winslow” once again features the funky bass lines of Sonny T.

Cory Wong: Lunchtime (with Sonny T)
Bass Videos

Cory Wong: Lunchtime (with Sonny T)

Cory Wong is putting out a lot of great music lately, thanks to his new album, “Motivational Music for the Syncopated Soul.” In this clip, Sonny Thompson (aka Sonny T) tears it up – including some incredible solos – on the track “Lunchtime.”

Cory Wong: Jumbotron Hype Song
Bass Videos

Cory Wong: Jumbotron Hype Song

Time for another funky new video from Cory Wong, from his new album, The Optimist. Once again, Sonny T lays it down with a groovy slap line.

Cory Wong: ’91 Maxima
Bass Videos

Cory Wong: ’91 Maxima

Cory Wong has just released a new video in support of his latest album, The Optimist. “’91 Maxima” is another funky tune, thanks in part to bassist Sonny T, who was a member of The New Power Generation, Prince’s recording and stage band, from 1991–1996.

Prince’s Bassists: Musicology
Bass Videos

Prince’s Bassists: Musicology

Last month, musicians from throughout Prince’s career came together for an official tribute concert in Minneapolis. The star studded event was anchored by five of the Purple One’s bass colleagues: Sonny T from New Power Generation, Ida Nielsen from NPG/3rdEyeGirl, Andrew Gouche from NPG, Josh Dunham from NPG, and MonoNeon. In a beautiful moment, all five bassists performed together on...