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...
Kevin Smith's Interview for Art of Slap Bass

Interview with Kevin Smith

I still remember hearing the album Stranger Things by High Noon for the first time. I was in high school and already...
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...
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...
Nashville A-Team bassist

Interview with Bob Moore

There are not that many old timers left to pass along their knowledge and experience. Bob Moore is definitely one of them....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...