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Remembering Bobby Sheehan

August 20th, 2009 marked the tenth anniversary of the untimely passing of bassist Bobby Sheehan. In the late 1980’s Sheehan co-founded the band Blues Traveler and helped set the foundation for the modern jam-band scene. Since his passing, Blues Traveler has continued to honor his memory, both in their studio work and onstage. “The song ‘Pretty Angry’ came about immediately...

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Concerts & Tours

Creedence Clearwater Revisited

In a recent interview with The Tribune, Creedence Clearwater Revisited bassist Stu Cook talks about his perspective on the band’s music and his musical career. The Creedence Clearwater Revisited band was formed a few years ago by Cook and original CCR drummer Doug “Cosmo” Clifford. The “Revisited” band includes John Tristao on guitar and vocals, lead guitarist Tal Morris and...

Sheet Music & Instruction

The Best of Jack Bruce transcription book

Alfred Music Publishing has released The Best of Jack Bruce: 13 Classics from Cream and Beyond, a new transcription book featuring 13 songs from bass legend Jack Bruce. The book includes both full notation and TAB. Eleven songs are from Bruce’s recordings from Cream’s Fresh Cream, Disraeli Gears, and Wheels of Fire albums, and two are from Bruce’s own solo...


Bassist John Illsley sparks hearing awareness

My Bloody Valentine has partnered with Earplugshop to combat hearing loss at rock concerts. EarPlugShop is an organization dedicated to protecting hearing. Spokesperson Shaun Thornburgh said he respects the “ear-splittingly loud” rockers for tackling this very serious issue: “The band is highlighting how important it is to protect ears from damage which, once set in, is irreversible.” My Bloody Valentine...

New Albums

Armistice, the new release from Mutemath

Mutemath has released their new album, Armistice, featuring bassist Roy Mitchell-Cardenas. From a recent review by Soul Audio: “Roy Mitchell-Cardenas turns in bass work that’s nothing less than stellar throughout the whole album, handling the pop oriented songs with economy and taste and the rock/indie parts with intelligence and enthusiasm. His bass playing percolates and boils, writhing along the underbelly...

New Albums

Christian Grizzard: Space Artist

Bassist Christian Grizzard has released a new album, entitled Space Artist. The album is available as a free download at The Electric Experiment web site. The 10-track album is all instrumental and was produced at light-speed. “I wrote the songs in 3 days and we recorded them in 4 hours without a full band rehearsal,” according to Grizzard, “it’s our...

New Albums

Steve Uccello releases Symmetria

Bassist Steve Uccello has released his second CD, Symmetria, a 14 track instrumental album showcasing various bass instruments and featuring Kathy Uccello on mandolin on two songs. The album is enhanced visually by Joe Uccello (The Octagonal Aerie). Preview Symmetria: You can also see a video of Uccello performing “Golden” on his blog. Uccello has an impressive list of groups...

New Albums

Freddie Washington: In The Moment

We have discovered another bass gem for those of you looking for smooth jazz and a strong groove. Bassist Freddie Washington released In the Moment this June, his solo debut featuring a collection of groove songs mixing jazz, pop, R&B and gospel. Known as “Ready” Freddie Washington, he has played with Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and...

New Albums

Bela Fleck’s Melody of Rhythm: Triple Concerto and Music for Trio Live, featuring Edgar Meyer

Banjo legend Bela Fleck teamed up with bassist Edgar Meyer and tabla player Zakir Hussain to produce Melody of Rhythm: Triple Concerto and Music for Trio, performed live with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. The album will release on August 25th, and is available for pre-order. Fleck and Meyer have been working together for over 25 years, including the Grammy award...

New Albums

Rob Thorsen: Lasting Impression

San Diego bassist Rob Thorsen should be on your watch list. He is a talented jazz bassist who performs both jazz standards and original compositions. He is mostly self-taught, but studied under Bert Turetzsky, Bob Magnusson, Rufus Reid and John Clayton, and attended the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. His latest CD, Lasting Impression was released in June, on the Pacific...


Unseen Woodstock Pictures: 1000 Copies Available Saturday

Forty years ago, Dan Garson, then a 17 year old music lover, got a ride to the three day Woodstock music festival from New Haven, Connecticut. Garson had been snapping photos for his high-school newspaper, but only a few of the images were published. Now, 40 years later, the box of unseen photographs has been uncovered and collected in a...


In Memory of Les Paul

Here at No Treble, we are dedicated to bringing you the latest news exclusively about the bass and bass players; however, there are events that mandate we step out of our status quo. Tragically, guitar legend and music icon Les Paul has died. We felt his influence on music has been so huge we needed to honor him and his...