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Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten Launch The Bass Vault
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Steve Bailey and Victor Wooten Launch The Bass Vault

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HorrorPops Return with “Live at the Wiltern”
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HorrorPops Return with “Live at the Wiltern”

In February of last year, HorrorPops made their first return to the stage in nine years, where they tore through their catalog at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Now, that gig is available as a live album and concert film.

Percy Jones and PAKT Announce Album, Tour Dates
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Percy Jones and PAKT Announce Album, Tour Dates

Fretless bass wizard Percy Jones is taking part in a brand new supergroup called PAKT, with Alex Skolnick, Kenny Grohowski, and Tim Motzer. The band will have an album out in July with a handful of tour dates to support the release.

Snarky Puppy Announces Return To the Stage with Texas Tour
Concerts & Tours

Snarky Puppy Announces Return To the Stage with Texas Tour

Snarky Puppy will be hitting the road again for the first time since canceling their tour plans last year. The musical collective, led by bassist/bandleader Michael League, made the announcement on Facebook.

The Wood Brothers Announce Fall 2021 Tour
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The Wood Brothers Announce Fall 2021 Tour

The Wood Brothers are ready to pick up where they left off from when their 2020 “Kingdom in My Mind” tour got cut short. Though the band has been performing socially distanced shows, this will be their chance to really flesh out the new music.

Nate Sabat Releases “Dirt Simple Upright Bass” Instructional Book
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Nate Sabat Releases “Dirt Simple Upright Bass” Instructional Book

Mile Twelve bassist Nate Sabat has published a new book for beginners called “Dirt Simple Upright Bass”. The 45-page book, which is geared towards bluegrass players, is split into two parts.

Nathan East Joins Eric Clapton for U.S. Tour
Concerts & Tours

Nathan East Joins Eric Clapton for U.S. Tour

Guitar legend Eric Clapton is hitting the road this fall and feature veteran bassist Nathan East. The U.S. tour will include eight shows, which he says will be his only U.S. shows for the year.

Thundercat Announces 2021 Tour Dates
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Thundercat Announces 2021 Tour Dates

Bass phenom Thundercat has announced a substantial North American tour this fall to support his 2020 Grammy-winning release, “It Is What It Is”. Rapper Channel Tres will be opening the show for much of the outing.

Charnett Moffett Releases “New Love”
New Albums

Charnett Moffett Releases “New Love”

Bass virtuoso Charnett Moffett has returned with his seventeenth album as a leader, entitled “New Love”. The bassist describes the music, recorded in trio and quartet band formats, as a love letter to humanity.

King Crimson Announces “Music Is Our Friend” Tour with The Zappa Band
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King Crimson Announces “Music Is Our Friend” Tour with The Zappa Band

In what seems to be a prog lover’s dream tour, King Crimson has unveiled the “Music Is Our Friend” tour. The outing will see the band accompanied by the California Guitar Trio for the first half of the tour and The Zappa Band for the second half.

“Mingus at Carnegie Hall” Gets Deluxe Reissue
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“Mingus at Carnegie Hall” Gets Deluxe Reissue

Forty-seven years ago, Charles Mingus performed with his band at Carnegie Hall. A live album, “Mingus At Carnegie Hall”, was issued but excluded much of the 2-hour performance. Now the full concert has been released as a deluxe edition.

Wolfgang Van Halen Releases “Mammoth WVH”
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Wolfgang Van Halen Releases “Mammoth WVH”

At long last, Wolfgang Van Halen’s solo project Mammoth WVH has released its debut album. Van Halen wrote, performed, and recorded all the parts. Although his family name looms large, Wolfgang finds his own sound to live up to that legacy.