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  • Doug Berns Band: It Gets To You

    Doug Berns Band: It Gets To You

    No Treble reader Doug Berns sent us this video of his new project. “I am the lead singer and bassist of Doug Berns Band,” the bassist/vocalist shared. “I have been a pro bassist in NYC, touring with bands like Antibalas, EMEFE and the YeahTones… Doug Berns Band is my first solo effort, and we released... »

  • Bokanté: Zyé Ouvè, Zyé Fèmé

    Bokanté: Zyé Ouvè, Zyé Fèmé

    Bokanté has a new video out in support of their album, Strange Circles. This tune was written by Michael League and vocalist Malika Tirolien and features League on baritone guitar, ukulele bass, and vocals. »

  • Shannon Shaw: Cryin’ My Eyes Out

    Shannon Shaw: Cryin’ My Eyes Out

    Shannon Shaw made an appearance last month at WFUV Public Radio’s Studio A to perform songs from her debut solo album, Shannon In Nashville. Known for her work with Shannon and the Clams, this is something new. “It’s such a different sound than the Clams that I, of course, fear a backlash,” she told The... »

  • Cory Wong: Light As Anything

    Cory Wong: Light As Anything

    Cory Wong has a new video out in advance of his album, The Optimist. We’re really digging this band’s sound, along with bassist Kevin MacIntire’s sweet lines. »

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  • Zander Zon: You Deserve Better

    Zander Zon: You Deserve Better

    Zander Zon goes all out on his newest bass cover video, with his version of James Arthur’s “You Deserve Better.” “Loads of bass, gadgets, pedal distortion and more,” Zander shared. He’s definitely covering a lot of ground! »

  • Robben Ford & The Blue Line: You Cut Me to the Bone

    Robben Ford & The Blue Line: You Cut Me to the Bone

    While scrolling through Facebook last night, I saw a post by our good friend Steve Lawson (in a discussion with Cody Wright). Steve shared this video of Robben Ford & The Blue Line performing “You Cut Me to the Bone,” with Roscoe Beck on bass. “It’s unbelievable – Roscoe’s signature bass was the first decent... »

  • Ralf Gauck: DiClemente

    Ralf Gauck: DiClemente

    Ralf Gauck sent us this beautiful solo bass performance featuring his new Franz Bassguitars signature bass. “[I’m] playing the song ‘DiClemente’ solo, without a looper, without slap bass, without a voice… just ten fingers on four strings,” Ralf said. That’s just fine with us. »

  • Lake Street Dive with NEC Gospel Ensemble: What I’m Doing Here

    Lake Street Dive with NEC Gospel Ensemble: What I’m Doing Here

    The members of Lake Street Dive met in the early 2000’s at the New England Conservatory. NEC had the group visit the campus as part of the conservatory’s ongoing concert series, in support of the band’s new album, Free Yourself Up. Here’s the group – featuring once again the terrific bass lines and backing vocals... »

  • Stuart Clayton: Fingerstyle Funk Line with Double Stop Chords

    Stuart Clayton: Fingerstyle Funk Line with Double Stop Chords

    Here’s Stuart Clayton’s 25th exercise in his “Bass Lick of the Week” series. In this lesson, Stuart explores a fingerstyle funk line that features double stop chords and some tricky open string passages. As always, Stuart is offering up the backing track and a PDF worksheet containing the notation/TAB and instructions on how to play... »

  • The Lao Tizer Band: Ramble On

    The Lao Tizer Band: Ramble On

    Pianist Lao Tizer sent us this video – his fifth in a series – featuring one hip cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On.” Lao shared: “This video showcases an All-Star lineup featuring vocalist, Tita Hutchison (Rick Rubin, Foreigner), Grammy-nominated bassist, Ric Fierabracci (Billy Cobham, Chick Corea, Blood Sweat & Tears) and soloists, violinist extraordinaire, Karen... »