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


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


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Latest posts

Latest posts

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 […]

An Appreciation of Allman Brothers Bassist David Goldflies

‘ Appreciation: recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something; gratitude; a piece of writing in which the qualities of a person or the person’s work are discussed and assessed; a full understanding of a situation.   In November 2016 Huffington Post Entertainment published my annual Bass Players Who Belong in the […]

Thad Stevens (Böndbreaker, Immortal Guardian, Descendants of Erdrick)

By KYBP Austin Bureau Chief Robert Jenkins “Austin Underground”   Thad Stevens. Thad Stevens. Thad! Stevens!   Know that name. Know that bass player. Because Thad Stevens is one of the best bassists on the Austin Underground scene right now. He is a dedicated fretless player with a wide range of abilities that allows him to […]