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Groove – Episode #48: Tim Starace
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Groove – Episode #48: Tim Starace

It’s hard to argue that Tim Starace from YYNOT is just another Geddy Lee clone playing Rush’s fabled music. Both statements would be incorrect. Anybody who can even play close to the brilliance that is Geddy on bass is worthy of attention, and Tim brings a whole next level of creativity, sound, and energy to the bass.

Groove – Episode #47: Janek Gwizdala
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Groove – Episode #47: Janek Gwizdala

When I started preparing for my conversation with Janek Gwizdala, it became abundantly clear why he is such a popular bass player, teacher, and YouTuber. I found myself completely immersed in a fifteen minute long YouTube video about why he has his action so high on the bass. And, yes, it really was captivating. Janek started playing music at eleven...

Groove – Episode #46: Damian Erskine
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Groove – Episode #46: Damian Erskine

A fellow No Treble contributor! We’re super excited to bring you this conversation with our own Damian Erskine. He’s not just a regular contributor to No Treble, but he’s been here the longest. Longevity is a theme for this monster of a player. Damian is known for his ability to fit into any musical situation, extraordinary reading and improvising skills...

Groove – Episode #45: Ian Hill
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Groove – Episode #45: Ian Hill

Judas Priest ruined me. While I had been exposed to a myriad of musical genres over my young life, nothing has impacted me more than the infamous US Festival in 1983. Their “Heavy Metal Day” on Sunday, May 29th featured Quiet Riot, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Triumph, Scorpions, Van Halen and the now-legendary Judas Priest. That one day – and...

Groove – Episode #44: Bridget Kearney
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Groove – Episode #44: Bridget Kearney

Bridget Kearney doesn’t talk much about the electric bass (mostly because that’s not her instrument of choice). The musician and composer is a double bass player that graduated with a dual degree from Tufts University and New England Conservatory of Music. She started playing the bass when she was nine years old and fell madly, deeply in love with the...

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Groove – Episode #43: Marco Mendoza
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Groove – Episode #43: Marco Mendoza

The first time I saw Marco Mendoza play bass live was with Whitesnake. Whatever you think about Whitesnake’s music (personally, I am a child of the 80s and a lover of that genre), they are a force of hard, heavy and blues power that is not to be reckoned with (if you can get past those wild hair metal videos...

Groove – Episode #42: Mai Leisz
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Groove – Episode #42: Mai Leisz

She just turned thirty, but she is an old soul. It’s for this reason that she has fit in performing with artists like David Crosby, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Seal and others. Mai Leisz (formerly Mai Agan) is a curious and engaging bass player. The Estonian born composer started on classical violin and piano. At the age of 16, she...

Groove – Episode #41: Evan Marien
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Groove – Episode #41: Evan Marien

Simply put, Evan Marien is a very exciting bass player. The composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist grew up in Illinois, but Brooklyn is now his home. And yes, he’s super active on YouTube and pushing his own projects, but you may not know that Evan was also the last bassist to work with the legendary guitarist, Allan Holdsworth. Evan attended Berklee...

Groove – Episode #40: Chris Wood
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Groove – Episode #40: Chris Wood

Wikipedia can be funny sometimes. When you look for Chris Wood, he is listed as a “jazz musician” (this happens when there are multiple people with the same name). I wonder if Wood considers himself a jazz musician? Most know him as a founder, experimental player and musician visionary within the band Medeski Martin & Wood. Others may know him...

Groove – Episode #39: David Pastorius
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Groove – Episode #39: David Pastorius

What are the odds? What are the odds that you start playing the electric bass, and it’s not because your uncle is Jaco Pastorius? It’s not because David Pastorius never met his uncle. It’s not that the family wasn’t close. All of this strangeness happened because David was not introduced to the instrument by his famous uncle (but by a...

Groove – Episode #38: Billy Sheehan
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Groove – Episode #38: Billy Sheehan

Welcome to our first-ever live recording of Groove – The No Treble Podcast which took place at the NAMM Show in Anaheim (and was recorded in front of a live audience at the NAMM Idea Centre), this past week. Our guest this month can best be described as a living legend. Not only has Billy Sheehan played in some of...

Groove – Episode #37: Cody Wright
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Groove – Episode #37: Cody Wright

Candidly, there are few bass players who sound as original as Cody Wright. In fact, when I first heard him play several years back, I was immediately transported back in time. It was the exact same audio sensation that came over me when I first heard Jaco Pastorius and Billy Sheehan play. It was not just great (and fast) bass...