Great artists undergo evolution. They study, create, establish themselves as an artistic force, and then re-envision what their art could be. Esperanza Spalding is one of these artists.
While it’s easy to get caught up in the world of blazing technique (and more), Ryan turns her attention to a genre that typically features acoustic instruments, bluegrass. Check out her latest Bass Player To Know, Mark Schatz.
Ryan Madora is back with the first “Bass Players to Know” column of 2021. In this edition, she sets her sights on the work of Gerald Veasley.
Getting a gig is the result of connecting the dots. Relationships turn into recommendations, recommendations turn into work, work turns into reputation. No one knows this better than John Miller, our latest Bass Player to Know.
Genres evolve thanks to the players, composers, and producers who innovate. In Ryan Madora’s new “Bass Players To Know” column, she focuses on the work of one of the masters: Jimmy Haslip.
When was the last time you listened to a groove that was so funky and remarkably precise that you couldn’t resist being in awe? For Ryan Madora, it was the last time she listened to Rhonda Smith. Rhonda is the focus of this “Bass Players To Know” column.
Ryan is back with a new entry in her “Bass Players To Know” series. This time, she focuses on the work of Nashville legend and session ace, Dave Roe, the longtime bass player with Johnny Cash and favorite of the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach - and more.
Great artists are known for trailblazing their own path and Meshell Ndegeocello has done just that. With a continually evolving body of work and a successful career as both artist and side person, Meshell Ndegeocello is a bass player to know.
After attending a recent Wilco performance, Ryan decided it was time to feature John Stirratt in her “Bass Players To Know” series. Check out what Ryan has to say about his playing, along with some notable tracks from Wilco and The Autumn Defense.
We’ve all heard that James Brown was the hardest working man in show business, but in the world of bass players, there’s no doubt in my mind that this title would go to Bryan Beller. He’s the focus of Ryan’s new “Bass Players to Know” column.
Ryan’s new “Bass Players to Know” starts this way: “Four years, three records, and a legacy that lives on forever.” The bass player is Cliff Burton. Check out what Ryan has to say, and share your favorite tracks featuring Cliff.
Keeping good company is a common theme of Ryan Madora’s “Bass Players To Know” column. Her latest BPTK - Jimmy Johnson - does just that. Check out what Ryan has to say (including some of her favorite tracks) and add your own to the list.