Craig Butterfield has teamed up with the Boomtown Waifs to form the Boomtown Trio. “Darkness Prowling” hearkens back to old fiddle tunes with blazing unison lines by Kristen Harris and Butterfield.
We caught 8-year-old bass prodigy Áron Hodek at the NAMM show this year and we were blown away. During a performance at the Markbass booth, Richard Bona invited Áron on stage for a jam.
We were thrilled to see this new video by one of our favorite bands, House of Waters. In this clip, they perform “Kite,” from their upcoming album, “Rising.” Once again, the trio of Max ZT, Moto Fukushima, and Ignacio Rivas-Bixio offer up an incredible sound.
When I was at the Marleaux booth at the NAMM Show yesterday, Ariane Cap told me about a cool video Marleaux artists put together. Each musician got a drum track and was asked to play 8 bars each. The result is pretty incredible.
Here’s Miles Mosley at Paste Studios doing his thing on the tune, “Abraham,” back in 2017. Be sure to check out the solo! When he pulls out the bow, things get really epic.
Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory at Berklee students paid tribute to Frank Zappa recently by performing a medley of “Waka/Jawaka,” “Inca Roads,” “Peaches en Regalia,” and “Zomby Woof.” What a great tribute and arrangement!
Back in 2017, we shared a video of Me and Maria’s tune, “Holder hjertet gemt.” Johannes Pehrson recently shared this live performance of the tune, which is even more impressive.
At the 2018 Lockn’ Festival John Mayer took the stage with Dead & Company at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. In this clip, they perform The Grateful Dead’s “Brown-Eyed Women.”
Here’s a fantastic clip from the 2003 Tokyo Jazz show with Kazumi Watanabe, Richard Bona, and Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez. During one of Bona’s solos, Watanabe’s guitar strap gave out and his guitar came crashing down. Even that was remarkably in time.
Here’s a clip of Blues Traveler performing at a Bridge School benefit concert in October 1997. This acoustic version of “Sweet Pain” is just pure magic, thanks in part to Bobby Sheehan’s terrific work on the acoustic bass guitar.