It’s not a chord until we play a note!


It’s not a chord until we play a note!


which is a series of brief missives and

video interviews which are aimed

to entertain and (perhaps) enlighten the masses.

Tailored for social media and digital platforms,

KYBP is a quick, informative read

highlighting the players’ most important works!


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Latest posts

Latest posts

NOTES FROM AN ARTIST Radio / Podcast / Video Series / Live Events

    Bassist, author, and educator David C. Gross and bassist, journalist Tom Semioli host Notes From An Artist on – an insightful, intriguing, and informative two-hour talk / music program which brings listeners behind-the- scenes with individuals who have forged a profound impact on contemporary culture.   With 50,000 + listeners, Notes From […]

Tom’s Top Ten Reasons Why You Should “Own” One Bass…

  One: The bass is your spouse. If you are fortunate in life to find the ideal soul mate, why cheat? Why look elsewhere? Older players understand where I’m coming from…youthful indiscretion is an important part of…. youth! And growth. (Note that the author has been married twice!)    Two: You become a better player […]

Dave Pomeroy (Nashville)

  A bona fide Nashville legend…here’s DP’s official bio from, of all places,   Dave Pomeroy has been on the cutting edge of Nashville’s music scene for more than 40 years as a bassist, bandleader, and producer. He was born in Naples Italy, into a U.S. military family and lived in Colorado, England, Virginia […]

Maureen Herman (Babes In Toyland)

    By Ken Voss Bass player Maureen Herman (7/25/66) has musical roots you would never have imagined. Growing up in Libertyville, she worked on the high school paper Drops of Ink with none other than Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Adam Jones of Tool. She would go on in the ‘90s and become […]

John Hamilton (Emily Duff Band, Bakersfield Breakers)

  John brings the root, the fifth, and occasionally the minor six! He can dance, he can sing and boy-oh-boy he can do THAT thing! Swing, Johnny, Swing!!!  Emily Duff   Akin to many of our g-g-generation John Hamilton came to the instrument by way of the six-string. Yet as contra-bass icon Anthony Jackson and […]