News: The Latest News from the World of Bass
The fourth edition of the Dutch Double Bass Festival has been announced, and this year will feature some of the world’s best bassists on both double bass and electric bass.
Jonathan Scales Fourchestra has just released their eighth album, entitled “Re-Potted,” which the steel pan virtuoso wrote shortly after moving to New York City from North Carolina. The album includes bassist E’Lon JD.
Suicidal Tendencies are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled debut album with a tour. The band’s current lineup includes frontman Muir joined by Ben Weinman, Dean Pleasants, Greyson Nekrutman, and Tye Trujillo.
Pop punk legends MxPx have released their 11th studio album, entitled “Find A Way Home.” The 13-song collection is tied together by a sense of community and working together.
Evergrey’s Johan Niemann emailed about his debut solo album, “Karnivore,” with a great opening line: ”Do you like your music odd sounding, 80’s smelling, fretless bass driven and instrumental? Then, please give this a spin!”
After a decade of dormancy, Dethklok has returned an album of all new songs and a full-length feature film. “Dethalbum IV” and “Metalocalypse: Army of the Doom Star” are out now, and as such, the animated death metal overlords are taking the metal to the masses.
Charles Berthoud has been posting videos to YouTube for a decade, and in the last few years, his channel has blown up. Now he’s launching a second channel.
You may not know it, but modern funk guitar hero Cory Wong actually got his musical start on the bass. Wong has just returned with a new solo album called “The Lucky One,” featuring both his guitar and bass talents.
Songstress Rhiannon Giddens has returned with her third solo album and the first of all originals. “You’re the One” features Giddens’ longtime bassist, Jason Sypher, who lays down the grooves on both electric and upright bass.
Brad Russell has been wowing us for years with his incredible chops and musicality. Those skills are on full display on his new album, “Metal Improved,” which features his virtuosic playing taking the lead.
This summer, Dead & Company made their final tour. For bassist Oteil Burbridge, though, the music never stops. He’s just released the details of a new solo album. “Lovely View of Heaven” pays tribute to the music of the late Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter.
Too often, the music industry innovators don’t get the recognition they deserve. Author Jim Reilly has been fixing that issue by writing biographies of the important gear gurus. He’s now turned his attention to Rob Turner and EMG pickups.