ricky nelson's slap bassist james kirkland

Interview with James Kirkland

1950's were very important years for the popularization of slap bass. Since many bands didn't have drums, the percussive sound of the upright bass...
beau sample with modern sounds

Interview with Beau Sample

Most of nowadays' slap bass players are interested in a narrow range of music genres. That's usually rockabilly, psychobilly or some sort of early...
rock around the clock slap bassist

Interview with Marshall Lytle

Rock'n'Roll bass players have long held a reputation for wild onstage antics. Although there were a handful of folks early on who would put...
psychobilly slap bass player thomas frenchy fantomas with kings of nuthin

Interview with Thomas Lorioux

In the recent years, Psychobilly popularized slap bass more than any other music genre. We often read the suggestion box on our forum and...
didi beck with king double bass signed by marshall lytle

Interview with Didi Beck

Until about fifteen years ago, there were not a lot of ways to learn rockabilly slap bass. There were no teachers, no videos, no...
Ryan Gould slap acoustic bass

Interview with Ryan Gould

In last ten years or so, Austin TX become a Mecca for slap bass players. The level of musicianship is very high and it's...
Ray Campi in red suit standing on his white double bass

Interview with Ray Campi

In the period of 1970's, most of the bands that were playing 1950's rock'n'roll and rockabilly were using bass guitar. Ray Campi was one...
Greg Olwell from Bass Player Magazine talks slap bass

Interview with Greg Olwell

It's not new that major media press doesn't give almost any attention to the slap technique on the upright bass. They either consider it...
nicolas dubouchet upright slap bass

Interview with Nicolas Dubouchet

After puttingĀ Atomic Boogie, my promo video at the time, on YouTube, I began receiving a lot of emails from fellow slap bassists. The email...