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Here are my takeaways from some of the interviews we've conducted on ForBassPlayersOnly.com. These posts are intended to provide my thoughts and insights, with an eye toward making you a better bass player.
July 16, 2018 In a recent blog, I talked about the rise of bass players stepping up from the background and releasing their own solo albums, functioning as leader of the band. While observing the increase of this phenomenon, I also noticed the prevalence of new releases coming out on vinyl, sometimes exclusively.
July 9, 2018 Throughout my entire interview with Donald Waugh, he sat there holding a (count ’em) 7-string bass. Seem’s everyone’s got an opinion about this topic. Here’s mine.
June 25, 2018 This week, I had a great conversation with long-time Billy Idol bass player Stephen McGrath, who told me all about growing up in Japan, not speaking English till he was around 6 or 7, studying engineering, working with Tom Petty and Babyface and lots more.
June 25, 2018 This week’s interview with the ever-funky, church-bred bassist Justin Raines got me to thinking more and more about gospel music and just how powerful this genre can be.
June 18, 2018 My interview with Eric Rupert provides inspiration to musicians — including bass players! — to get out of their comfort zones and expand their musical horizons.
June 11, 2018 My interview with Tim Landers got me to thinking about all the bass-playing sidemen — and side women — who stepped up to the front, paving the way for the bass player to function as the bona fide Leader of the Band!
June 4, 2018 This week’s interview with Sick Puppies co-founder Emma Anzai inspired me to give a “shout out” to all the great female bassists who have provided us with so much fantastic music over the years!
May 28, 2018 Inspired by my interview with JD Short, one-man (bass-playin’) band!
May 21, 2018 This week’s hilarious interview with Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer) is a reminder of all the things that can — and generally do — go wrong when you’re on the road with a traveling band.
May 14, 2018 What happens when you have two (or more) bass players performing at the same time? Here’s my takeaway from my interview with Christian Fabian and David Pastorius…