Dec
19

Tom “T-Bone” Wolk

For today’s Know Your Player let’s look at the storied career of Tom “T-Bone” Wolk.  T-Bone was a fantastic session bassist as well as a sideman for many of the biggest acts of the last 25 years.  He worked with […]

Nov
9

Robert DeLeo

Today’s Know Your Player is about bassist and songwriter Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots. Stone Temple Pilots were one of the most successful rock bands of the 90’s. Bassist Robert DeLeo is credited with much of […]

Oct
8

Steve Swallow

Today’s Know Your Player is about legendary bassist Steve Swallow.  Steve is a pioneer on the electric bass guitar and is a unique voice in the pantheon of great bassists.  Swallow has played with countless artist including Gary […]

Aug
24

Benjamin Orr

Today’s Know Your Player is about Benjamin Orr, the bassist from the classic power pop band The Cars.  Orr wasn’t just the bass player, he also sang lead on many of The Cars biggest hits.  […]

Jun
5

Dusty Hill

For today’s Know Your Player let’s take a look at the great Texas Bluesman Dusty Hill.  Hill joined ZZ Top in 1969 along side founder/guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard.  ZZ Top are known for their guitar based […]

Apr
21

Colin Greenwood

Today’s Know Your Player is about bassist Colin Greenwood from Radiohead.  Radiohead have been at the cutting edge of alt rock for some time now, and Colin’s playing is a big part of their success. Colin Charles Greenwood (born 26 […]

Mar
17

Jon Reshard

Jon Reshard is a great young bassist who is carving a new path for the 4 string bass.  His style is heavily influenced by rock, but he adds angular fusion lines, slapping, tapping, sweep picking, fingerstyle, and funk […]

Mar
10

George Porter, Jr.

Today’s Know Your Player is about funk legend George Porter, Jr..  George was at the forefront of the great fingerstyle bassists of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.  His work with The Meters introduced a New Orleans feel to the R&B and Funk of the […]

Jan
31

Rocco Prestia

Today’s Know Your Player  is about legendary fingerfunk bassist Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power.  Prestia revolutionized the fingerfunk style in the 1970’s by incorporating complex left-hand string muting.  This muting enables him to play the fast […]

Apr
16

Bernard Odum

Most bass players have heard Bernard Odum, they just don’t know his name.  If you’ve heard James Brown’s band from the mid 60’s, then you’ve heard Bernard. From Wikipedia: Bernard Odum (1932 – August 17, […]