Watch Wilco’s John Stirratt Talk Band Chemistry, Fave Bassists in New Video

Watch Wilco’s John Stirratt Talk Band Chemistry, Fave Bassists in New Video
Stirratt credits legendary session bassists such as Stax mainstay Donald “Duck” Dunn and country fixture Joe Osborn for helping him find his sound. He also discusses his reverence for classic Fender basses. “It really was the reason that rock & roll was …
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Early Buzz: Wealthy bassists, art vandals and more
Hey, everybody! I hope you’re having a happy and healthy week. Let’s kick off this Thursday with a few headlines: – First of all, check out my profile of Doctor Who’s Peter Capaldi. We hung out at the top of Rockefeller Center and even shot some video, in …
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List of 10 richest bassists in music revealed
The wealthiest bassists in music in 2014 have been revealed, featuring the less surprising likes of Paul McCartney, Roger Waters and Sting – but there are a few surprises in there. After the 12 highest paid DJs were revealed by Forbes earlier this week …
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The band Yes taps keyboardist’s son, tribute artist

The band Yes taps keyboardist’s son, tribute artist
When the progressive rock band Yes comes to the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday, three members of the classic lineup guitarist Steve Howe, bass player Chris Squire, drummer Alan White will take the stage with two new Yes-men. Oliver Wakeman will …

Watch 1,000 Musicians Cover David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel All at the Same Time
but Rockin’1000, also includes violinists and keyboardists on its roster even a few bagpipers. The band rose to fame in 2015 with a cover of Foo Fighters ” Learn to Fly “, which they hoped would persuade the band to visit Cesena. It worked …
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Stylistic II/V7/I Voicings For Keyboardists
Covers all styles of comping, from basic and fundamental approaches to modern! A complete collection of II/V7/I voicings for jazz keyboard, starting with simple diatonic voicings and progressing into more harmonically rich and diverse voicings with …


The Wimberley Bluegrass Band

The Wimberley Bluegrass Band
Ever wonder what it would be like to be in a band with your siblings? Perhaps you dreamt about it long ago. These four siblings realized that dream. The Wimberley Bluegrass Band is comprised of four juniors, all siblings, at Chapman University. Danielle …

Bluegrass Pipeline Announces Open Season
TULSA, Okla. & HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bluegrass Pipeline LLC, a joint venture between Williams (NYSE:WMB) and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP) (Boardwalk), today announced that it will be commencing a binding Open Season to determine industry …
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Bluegrass Patriots release gospel CD
This year marks two events for the Bluegrass Patriots–the release of a long-awaited all-gospel CD and the group’s 25th birthday. The CD, remastered from earlier recordings, finally delivers what bluegrass lovers have requested for years–favorite gospel …


Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock Review

musicRock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock Review
Call me crazy, but I’m starting to think this newfangled concept of “music games” is going to be successful. Rock Band has been around for a couple years now, and in that time over 40 million songs have been downloaded by users, and the online library is …
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How Six Classic Rock Legends United for One Mega Festival
For the past 17 years, Tollett has staged the Coachella Music & Arts Festival, also held at the Indio, California, site, which has made its reputation with high-profile reunions like the Pixies, Rage Against the Machine and Guns N’ Roses. When the city of …
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Why Motherhood And Perfection Can’t Coexist
She may maintain the facade of a mature, suburban housewife, but she’s really an overgrown teenager that still enjoys pranking friends & air-guitaring to classic rock. Find her at her blog, Six Pack Mommy, or on Twitter.


Reggae in Venice: The Story of Italy’s Edgiest Pro-Cannabis Band

musicReggae in Venice: The Story of Italy’s Edgiest Pro-Cannabis Band
It’s been more than a decade since Sir Oliver Skardy was a part of Italy’s most famous reggae band, Pitura Freska. He still plays solo gigs but, true to his working-class roots, also keeps his modest job as a school janitor. With the Italian parliament …

Drake, Dunmall and band on the radio tonight
Drake was taking assistance from Cherry in explaining to Kinch why he felt comfortable playing across a number of musical “styles” from free jazz to reggae. The U.S. drummer was in Birmingham earlier this month at the invitation of Dunmall and …

Top 5 Live: 239 Fest brings ska, punk, reggae to Cape Coral
Top 5 Live: 239 Fest brings ska, punk, reggae to Cape Coral Top 5 Live: 239 Fest brings more than 20 ska, punk and reggae bands to Cape Coral. Plus Skid Row, Peter Frampton, etc. Check out this story on
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KPop Boy Band A-JAX Change Member Lineup Ahead Of Planned 2016 Promotions In

musicKPop Boy Band A-JAX Change Member Lineup Ahead Of Planned 2016 Promotions In
In January, the iconic K-pop girl group KARA disbanded after nearly a decade together. Only youngest member Heo Youngji remains under DSP Media. A-JAX debuted under DSP Media in 2012 as a seven member act, with the song “One 4 You.” They last …
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Watch Jack Black’s Insane Attempts at KPop on Korean Game Show
The above video features a bizarre take on “Name That Tune” where Black applies his Dio-esque pipes and zero understanding of the Korean language to hit K-pop songs. The Infinite Challenge gang must then guess what song Black is delivering, …

EXO Advertises New KPop Themed Ramen?
It has been rumored that EXO, the Korean supergroup, is coming out with new products for their fans. E-Mart, the largest retailer in South Korea, is collaborating with SM Entertainment to come up with K-Pop-themed products. A photo of the “EXO Stir-fry …
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KPop Boy Band BTS Shares Powerful Cover of Troye Sivan’s "Fools": Listen

musicKPop Boy Band BTS Shares Powerful Cover of Troye Sivan’s “Fools”: Listen
In their respective worlds, Troye Sivan and BTS both had huge years. The Australian YouTuber-turned-pop-singer released his debut full length, Blue Neighbourhood, and embarked on his first international tour, while the K-pop boy band dropped two EPs …

Kpop singer gets flak after being named world’s most beautiful face
Independent film rating website TC Candler has published the “100 most beautiful faces of 2015” on Monday, with South Korean star Nana topping the list for the second year in a row. S Korean singers such as Yura of Girl’s Day and Suzy of Miss A were …
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Girls’ Generation Is The Number One KPop Girl Group Of 2015 According To
For Girls’ Generation, 2015 was a year that would either make or break them after Jessica Jung was “forced out” of the K-pop girl group late last year. With Jessica gone, Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri, Sooyoung, Yoona, and Seohyun had to …
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Flor de Toloache, the all-female mariachi band that will make you fall in love

musicFlor de Toloache, the all-female mariachi band that will make you fall in love
New York – When you think mariachi music, the imagery is universal: older Mexican men, ornate uniforms, big sombreros and even bigger beards, belting songs of love and rancor to their hearts content. But Flor de Toloache’s is mariachi like you’ve never …
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Youngsters learn about Hispanic heritage in Mariachi workshops
Children and teens who crowded into the library at Central High School picked up more than just musical notes at Mariachi workshops held recently in the Valley. “That’s what I come for the most, to see them not only learn, but to appreciate what we …
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Eat, Drink, and Be Mariachi
Screen Shot 2015-10-22 at 2.46.24 PM If you’ve kept up with and sampled all the cocktails I’ve featured in this space, then it’s a good bet that you like to indulge. And if that’s true, today’s post will really interest you. Last Sunday, I popped into …
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Gregg Allman Talks Dickey Betts, and the Future of the Allman Brothers Band

musicGregg Allman Talks Dickey Betts, and the Future of the Allman Brothers Band
But even more surprising than the news that Gregg would consider an Allmans reunion less than a year after they retired, is the fact that he’s been talking in the press about reconciling with founding guitarist/singer Dickey Betts, whom the band fired …
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Guitarist Andy McKee to perform at Pepperdine
… he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra; McKee’s acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass bass-and …
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Derek Trucks on tone secrets, first records and keeping it real
“Me and my bass player, we just looked at each other and said, ‘Yep, that kid’s got it…’” Landreth’s prediction was right on the money. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1979, the precocious slide man might have been the nephew of Allman Brothers …

New Music From the Mountain Goats, Joey Calderazzo, Becca Stevens Band

musicNew Music From the Mountain Goats, Joey Calderazzo, Becca Stevens Band
The frame occasionally widens to accommodate a front-line partner: by turns, the trombonist Brian Drye and the saxophonists Jeff Lederer and Daniel Carter. But the focus never strays from Mr. Knuffke’s bond with his rhythm team, with all its …
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Battle of the Saxes at Wits
Battle of the Saxes will take to the Wits Main Theatre stage on Saturday 18 April 2015 pitting the talents of Karendra Devroop, a jazz saxophonist, against Matthew Lombard , a classical saxophonist. Both will be accompanied by a jazz rhythm section and …
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New albums from saxophonists Dayna Stephens and Walter Smith III
Saxophonist Dayna Stephens, whose new album Peace was released in November, is one of today’s more interesting jazz players. Among other things, he knows how to get out of his own way. He is unpretentious. He is not one of those soloists who contort …
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