• New bass player with Punch Brothers

    Punch Brothers have brought on young bass monster Paul Kowert to take the spot of departing founding member Greg Garrison. The band otherwise remains the same (Chris Thile on mandolin, Noam Pikelny on banjo, Chris Eldridge on guitar and Gabe

  • Missy Raines and Compass Records

    Missy Raines, seven-time IBMA Bass Player of the Year, has signed a multi-project deal with Compass Records, run by fellow IBMA Award winner Alison Brown and her husband, Garry West. A new CD will be released on February 10, 2009, the

  • Stolen Instrument: Knilling thin body Jazz bass

    Another stolen instrument report. This one is from Bryan Turner of Cumberland Gap Connection. It seems someone swiped his bass Tuesday night at IBMA. This is a somewhat unusual instrument. It's a Knilling Thinline Jazz Bass. It looks much the same

  • Colorado Case instrument straps

    If you play an instrument other than the upright bass or fiddle, you probably use a strap. If you play upright bass and use a strap, please send me a photo! My point was that instrument straps are a vital part

  • Two new instruments from The Music Link

    The Music Link, a California company who distributes a variety of musical instrument lines, many produced in Asia, has announced two new instruments which will be of interest to bluegrass pickers. First up is the new Artist Deluxe Banjo from Recording

  • New acoustic bass guitar from Parker

    Parker Guitars has introduced their first acoustic/electric bass guitar, unveiled this week at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA. Parker has been known primarily for building electric guitars and basses for rock musicians, but have more recently developed instruments

  • Edgar Meyer in the Ballet?

    I just recently found an article about a ballet production that took place in the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts in Mountain View, CA. Once segment of the ballet featured a performance with bass player Edgar Meyer. This from InsideBayArea.com: The