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The Funky Knuckles: Next One
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The Funky Knuckles: Next One

The Funky Knuckles have dropped a new video for their song “Next One,” which originally appeared on 2012’s “As Of Lately.” Composed by bassist Wes Stephenson, the 10-minute jam grooves with rich textures and outstanding solos.

Mark Lettieri Group: Red Dwarf
Bass Videos

Mark Lettieri Group: Red Dwarf

It is always exciting to see a video by the Mark Lettieri Group drop. GroundUP Music just shared this live cut of “Red Dwarf” with Wes Stephenson handling both the bass and a Fisher-Price Laugh n’ Learn. What a smokin’ tune!

Funky Knuckles Bassist Wes Stephenson Releases Solo Debut, “In Progress”
New Albums

Funky Knuckles Bassist Wes Stephenson Releases Solo Debut, “In Progress”

Wes Stephenson has been lending his incredible bass playing to artists, including his band The Funky Knuckles, for decades. Now, the groove guru has released his debut solo album, entitled “In Progress”.

Mark Lettieri Group: Gigantactis (Live)
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Mark Lettieri Group: Gigantactis (Live)

It’s always great to see a video with Wes Stephenson hit the feed. In this clip, Wes performs with the Mark Lettieri Group for a live-streamed show at the Guitar Sanctuary in McKinney, TX on Aug. 22, 2020.

Delicious: An Interview with Wes Stephenson
Interviews

Delicious: An Interview with Wes Stephenson

The Funky Knuckles have returned with their fourth album, Delicious, and as the title suggests, it’s a tasty treat for your ears. We caught up with Wes Stephenson to get the scope on that and more.

Mark Lettieri: Naptime
Bass Videos

Mark Lettieri: Naptime

Mark Lettieri has a new album coming out on October 18th. He’s just released the first single from “Things of That Nature,” which features the fantastic bass work of Wes Stephenson on the tune, “Naptime.”

Mark Lettieri with Wes Stephenson: Montreal
Bass Videos

Mark Lettieri with Wes Stephenson: Montreal

We’re big fans of bassist Wes Stephenson. Here he is performing with guitarist Mark Lettieri on the tune, “Montreal,” which appears on Lettieri’s 2016 album, . Wes always seems to find the perfect line to serve the song. Plus, he offers up a terrific solo on this one.

Mark Lettieri: Slant
Bass Videos

Mark Lettieri: Slant

Wes Stephenson is a favorite around here, thanks in part to his work with the Funky Knuckles. Here’s Wes laying down the low end with Mark Lettieri’s band, on the tune “Slant.” The track is from the band’s album, .

The Funky Knuckles: New Birth
Bass Videos

The Funky Knuckles: New Birth

The Funky Knuckles just dropped a new video, featuring the title track from their album, . Once again, bassist Wes Stephenson and the band blew us away.

The Funky Knuckles: Arise
Bass Videos

The Funky Knuckles: Arise

I can’t get enough of The Funky Knuckles and bassist Wes Stephenson. Thankfully, they keep putting out some fantastic videos. Here the band grooves on their song “Arise” from their latest album, .

The Funky Knuckles: Moorish
Bass Videos

The Funky Knuckles: Moorish

Here’s another great video by The Funky Knuckles and bassist Wes Stephenson. This high energy tune brings all the goodness: great bass (and bass faces), horns, and all the rest.

The Funky Knuckles: Me Too
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The Funky Knuckles: Me Too

The Funky Knuckles are back with a new video. And it starts out just right with a nice groove by Wes Stephenson. The song, “Me Too,” is from their latest album, .