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

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 […]

Tony Senatore’s “Mandy Mandate!”

    By Tony Senatore On his official Facebook page on August 27th, legendary bassist Will Lee posted the unknown backstory to Barry Manilow’s hit “Mandy,” which was recorded at NYC’s Media Sound studio and released in 1974. Will conveyed that the track was first recorded with a backbeat in the style of “Could It […]

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 […]

Tom’s Trail Guardian Bass Player – Thereabouts Whereabouts…

Conceived, created, and gestated by Dr. Patricia Arean, this bass playing miniature replica of Know Your Bass Player “honcho” and Notes From An Artist radio / podcast host Tom Semioli traverses landmark locales in New York City….        Rooftop hang on the #UpperEastSide of #Manhattan…. #trailguardian #bass #bassplayer #FenderBass #FenderPrecisionBass #BassGuitar #NewYorkCity #NewYorkCityBassPlayer […]