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Ambiente Solstice Releases “Short Stories” with Sean O’Bryan Smith, Michael Manring, and Vail Johnson
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Ambiente Solstice Releases “Short Stories” with Sean O’Bryan Smith, Michael Manring, and Vail Johnson

Ambiente Solstice has just released “Short Stories,” featuring Sean O’Bryan Smith, Michael Manring, and Vail Johnson, and co-produced by Rich Krainak.

Roy Vogt Announces 9th Annual Thunder Row Bass Invitational
Concerts & Tours

Roy Vogt Announces 9th Annual Thunder Row Bass Invitational

Bassist and educator Roy Vogt will be bringing the thunder to Nashville once again during the Summer NAMM Show. The 9th Annual Thunder Row Bass Invitational is set to take place July 18-20 at Douglas Corner Cafe from 7pm to 11:30pm

Vail Johnson Releases “The Seventh Son”
New Albums

Vail Johnson Releases “The Seventh Son”

Session bass ace Vail Johnson has returned with The Seventh Son, a thirteen-song album that brings together several genres to create a style the bassist calls “JazzAmericana.” Johnson, whose has worked with artists from Herbie Hancock to Whitney Houston, fuses country, blues, R&B, folk, and jazz for an eclectic yet cohesive sound. “This mix of originals and covers of timeless...

Vail Johnson Releases “Flow”
New Albums

Vail Johnson Releases “Flow”

Vail Johnson has released his sixth solo album, entitled . Describing the music as having a “relaxed intensity,” Johnson’s latest effort features his bass as the lead in fully fleshed out songs. Flow acts as a timestamp for his musical ideas. “This CD is all about simply playing what was in my heart and how I felt about music presently...

Keb Mo with Vail Johnson: The Whole Enchilada, Live
Bass Videos

Keb Mo with Vail Johnson: The Whole Enchilada, Live

Great bass doesn’t need to be flashy. Sometimes, it just needs to groove. Bassist Vail Johnson, who shared this video with us, does just that in this video. Performing live on Conan O’Brian’s show, here’s Keb Mo and his band performing “The Whole Enchilada”, from the just released album, The Reflection.

Keb Mo Releases “The Reflection”, Featuring a Who’s Who List of Bass Players
New Albums

Keb Mo Releases “The Reflection”, Featuring a Who’s Who List of Bass Players

Keb Mo releases his first studio release since 2006 today, entitled The Reflection. The guitarist wrote and recorded over a period of three years leading up to this release, collaborating with several bassists and other music notables. The twelve track release features Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Vail Johnson, Andrew Gouche, Reggie McBride, Freddie Washington and Kevin McCormick. Mo also collaborated...

Vail Johnson Celebrates New Website with Free Music Download
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Vail Johnson Celebrates New Website with Free Music Download

Vail Johnson has just launched a new website, and to celebrate he is giving away a free song download from his latest CD, Come Together. The album consists of Johnson’s versions of classic Beatles songs, including Penny Lane, Eleanor Rigby, and of course, Come Together. To get your free download, visit the music page on Johnson’s new site and enter...