This week’s Berklee Bass Department webinar will feature heroes of the fretless bass. Guests will include Tony Franklin, Percy Jones, Gary Willis, Steve DiGiorgio, Alain Caron, Bakithi Kumalo, Michael Manring, and Mark Egan.
Alberto Rigoni loves the bass, and he’s just released a new album to prove it. “For the Love of Bass” features a jaw-dropping cast of bassists of many styles.
Whitesnake and Trans-Siberian Orchestra guitarist Joel Hoekstra has released his second album with his solo project, Joel Hoekstra’s 13. “Running Games” features another all-star cast, including Tony Franklin.
Earlier this week, Joel Hoekstra, Dino Jelusick, Virgil Donati, and Tony Franklin participated in the Six String Salute virtual concert to benefit music industry crew members. Check out their take on Deep Purple’s “Stormbringer.”
The Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp has expanded their online masterclasses with three more bass sessions with three amazing bass players: Stuart Hamm, Tony Franklin, and Mike Kroeger. Each of the virtual classes allows you to interact with the players directly.
Here’s a clip of Tony Franklin playing one of his original songs at Bass Bash in 2006, accompanied by guitarist Greg Koch and drummer John Calarco.