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Groove Podcast

This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Join our host, Mitch Joel, on this adventure.

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Groove – Episode #114: John Ferrara
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Groove – Episode #114: John Ferrara

John Ferrara, a bassist and composer, has made a name for himself with his innovative tapping bass playing style and his work with his world fusion band, Consider the Source. He's our guest for the June episode of Groove.

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Groove – Episode #113: Mark Egan
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Groove – Episode #113: Mark Egan

Mark Egan, a legend in the world of electric bass (including a Grammy!), brings his rich history and deep passion for the instrument into his latest album, “Cross Currents.” He’s our guest for episode #113 of Groove - the No Treble Podcast.

Groove – Episode #112: Henrik Linder
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Groove – Episode #112: Henrik Linder

In this Groove podcast episode, Henrik Linder shares insights into his musical world. He talks about the joy of learning and growing as a musician, the transition from covers to original music, and the role of the bass in a band. He also discusses how social media has opened new doors for musicians.

Groove – Episode #111: Jon Button
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Groove – Episode #111: Jon Button

Jon Button’s bass became his passport, navigating through gigs that spanned commercial scores, movie soundtracks, and tours with music royalty such as Sheryl Crow, Shakira, and, ultimately, The Who. He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove - the No Treble Podcast.

Groove – Episode #110: Justin Smolian
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Groove – Episode #110: Justin Smolian

Justin Smolian and his band, Dirty Honey, are back to rock you out with their latest head-turner, “Can’t Find The Breaks.” Justin is our guest for this month’s episode of Groove - the No Treble Podcast.

Groove – Episode #109: Rodney “Skeet” Curtis
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Groove – Episode #109: Rodney “Skeet” Curtis

Few bassists have etched their legacy as indelibly as Rodney “Skeet” Curtis. This is a reflection on his 40-year odyssey, and it reveals not just a musician but a maestro who has continually redefined the electric bass. Skeet is our guest for this month’s episode of Groove - The No Treble Podcast.

Groove – Episode #108: Shaun Cooper
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Groove – Episode #108: Shaun Cooper

Shaun Cooper of Taking Back Sunday is as a formidable figure, with his bass lines etching deep grooves in the landscape of punk rock music. He’s our guest for the December episode of the Groove Podcast.

Groove – Episode #107: Bobby Wooten III
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Groove – Episode #107: Bobby Wooten III

In the world of the electric bass, it’s the musical virtuosos like Bobby Wooten III who bring new live to the instrument’s boundless narrative. In this month’s episode of Groove - The No Treble podcast, we chat with him to learn more.

Groove – Episode #106: Mike Watt
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Groove – Episode #106: Mike Watt

If the electric bass had a pantheon, Mike Watt would undoubtedly have his own shrine. He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove - the No Treble Podcast.

Groove – Episode #105: Freekbass
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Groove – Episode #105: Freekbass

In the electric bass universe, Freekbass is a monolith — a true groove guru who doesn’t just play bass but embodies it. He’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove - the No Treble Podcast.

Groove – Episode #104: Normand Guilbeault
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Groove – Episode #104: Normand Guilbeault

Immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythm of a maestro’s journey, Normand Guilbeault, who has been at the heartbeat of Canada’s jazz and improvised music sphere for over 40 years. Guilbeault is our guest for this month's Groove Podcast episode.

Groove – Episode #103: Mali Obomsawin
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Groove – Episode #103: Mali Obomsawin

Striding out of the Odanak First Nation and onto international stages with thunderous aplomb, Mali Obomsawin is a bassist, singer, and composer who doesn’t just play the bass — she crafts sonic narratives. She’s our guest for this month’s episode of Groove.