RIP Guybo

Guybo on bass guitar The legendary Eddie Cochran's bass player Fred Conrad Smith unexpectedly passed away this morning at 7.20am...
Greg Olwell from Bass Player Magazine talks slap bass

New Interview with Greg Olwell

Never heard of his name? Have you ever read any slap bass related article in Bass Player magazine? If you did, it was most...
Chester Zardis, little bear, slaps his upright bass

Chester Zardis

An initial idea to write, now legendary, article New Orleans String Bass Pioneers, that came out in December 1990, Daniel Meyer had...
double slap bass patterns and riffs including triplet, gallop, quadruple, drag slap and roll

New Article – Basic Slap Bass patterns

We added a first article called "Basic slap patterns and the problem of inconsistent nomenclature". There are a lot of confusion about names for slap...
marshall lytle of bill haley's band died

RIP Marshall Lytle

After long fight with his cancer, one of the biggest rock'n'roll upright bass legends Marshall Lytle left us this morning of May 25th at...
kevin smith from high noon plays upright bass with willie nelson in hesitation blues

New video of Kevin Smith with Willie Nelson!

Great slap bass player (and member of The Art of Slap Bass forum) Kevin Smith plays with Willie Nelson's new Western Swing project that...
joe mauldin bass player for buddy holly dies

Joe Mauldin, bassist for Buddy Holly and the Crickets, dies February...

Joe B. Mauldin, the bassist for Buddy Holly's Crickets died from cancer in Nashville today. He was 74. Mauldin and fellow Crickets Allison, Sonny Curtis...
rockabilly slap bassist marshall lytle on the floor with bill haley's original comets

Happy Birthday Marshall Lytle (plus new interview)!

Rock'n'roll pioneer and one of the earliest slap bass stars, Marshall Lytle of Bill Haley's Comets, is 77 today (September 1st 2010)! We would like...
stray cats bassist on a small travel bass

New Lee Rocker Signature Bass from Kolstein

Stray Cats bass player Lee Rocker has a new signature bass produced by NY based company Kolstein. The Kolstein family has been in music...
Pops Foster slap bass

Pops Foster

Pops is one of more prominent exponents of slap in early jazz and swing.