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New Albums

Stefan Lessard & Dave Matthews announce free single from “Big Whiskey…”

Dave Matthews Band bassist Stefan Lessard announced via his Twitter page that the first single from the band’s upcoming Big Whiskey and The Groogrux King album is now available as a free download. The free track, “Funny The Way It Is,” can be downloaded for one week only via the band’s web site (email address required). The band also released...

New Albums

John Patitucci: Music We Are [new release]

Bassist John Patitucci and pianist Danilo Perez have been playing together for over a decade, after being introduced by drummer Jack DeJohnette. Now, the three of them have recorded their first album together, Music We Are. Patitucci plays both upright and electric basses on the release, and each artist contributed their own unique compositions. “I think it presents a fresh...

Concerts & Tours, Events, New Albums

Billy Sheehan to host “Holy Cow!” release party at GIT

Billy Sheehan‘s new CD, Holy Cow! releases today, and to celebrate, Sheehan is holding a CD release party/performance at The Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) on April 30th, at GIT in Hollywood, CA. The performance will take place at the Musicians Institute Amphitheatre and is open to the public. Doors open at 5:30pm and the show starts at 6:00pm. According...


South Africa Bass Day 2009 Announced

The South African Bass Players Collective will hold South Africa’s first bass event on June 16, 2009. The Collective started in 2001 when bassist Martin Simpson reached out to other bass players living and working in South Africa. Martin says they’re justing “testing the waters” for this first event, and admission will be free. Bassists attending should bring their basses...


Bass gigs update

Our Gigs section got an upgrade late last week. If you’re looking for a bass gig, you might want to check it out. Lots more improvements coming over the next couple of weeks. If you want to stay in the loop, here are a few ways you can connect with us: Subscribe to our email Follow notreble on Twitter MySpace...


Mile High Bass Camp: Bass & Drum Groove Clinic

Mojo’s Music Academy in Longmont, Colorado is hosting the Mile High Bass Camp with bassists Ray Riendeau and Doug Johns and drummers Chris Ceja and Martin Diamond. The group will lead a Bass and Drum Groove clinic and all attending bassists will receive a bass course certificate from the Institute of Bass. Event details: Mile High Bass Camp Saturday, May...

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Concerts & Tours

Bryan Beller touring with Mike Keneally

Guitarist Mike Keneally and bassist Bryan Beller are gearing up for their second tour for Taylor Guitars, after a three year break. Here’s the scoop: Monday, May 11, 2009 Buddy Roger’s Music 7647 Beechmont Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45255 7:00 p.m. Admission: $5 Info: 513-232-0777 Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Guitarworks 996 South State Road Greenwood, IN 46143 7:00 p.m. Admission: free...


Gary Willis announced for Aguilar Master Class clinic

Bass amp maker Aguilar Amplification’s ongoing Artist Master Class series continues next month with bassist Gary Willis. Willis’s class takes place Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in New York. The event, like all in the Master Class series, is free to the public and held at Aguilar’s New York City showroom, and will include a factory tour and time to try...

New Albums

Rascal Flatts bassist: new album is “more country, less pop”

Rascal Flatts’ newest CD, Unstoppable;, released this week and promises to be “a bit more country and less pop” than some of the band’s other releases, according to the band’s bassist and songwriter, Jay DeMarcus. The band already enjoys top billing on the country music charts with over 20 million albums sold in the past 10 years. DeMarcus said “there...


BassBreak Live 2009

JaMuzic New York is launching BassBreak Live, a bass event taking place on May 9th, 2009 in Wilmington, DE. Bassists Ace Livingston, Adam Nitti and Terrance Palmer are participating, as well as a “Surprise Guest Instructor”. The event will include Master Classes, games, prizes and giveaways, and a product seminar by Pavel Musical Instruments. BassBreak will be held at the...

New Albums

Crimson Jazz Trio: King Crimson Songbook, Vol. 2 [new release]

The Crimson Jazz Trio, featuring the fretless bass work of Tim Landers, has released King Crimson Songbook, Vol. 2. The Trio formed in 2005 after drummer Ian Wallace came up with the idea and Landers agreed to record and perform their first release (Landers recorded and engineered “Vol. 2”). These guys clearly have a thing for King Crimson, and frankly,...


Les Claypool announces Summer 2009 festivals

We don’t imagine Les Claypool sleeps much. He’s just announced a series of summer camps, taking place May through July. Summer Camp Festival is the ninth installment of the festival, and runs May 22-24, 2009 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. Over 50 bands on 4 stages will perform during the three days of the festival. The festival also...