When a man loves a song: Sound engineer reflects on Percy Sledge

...overlooking the Tennessee River. "I mean, hey, it still holds up today."Johnson's business partner, 71-year-old bass player David Hood, another of the legendary studio musicians from Muscle Shoals, said he owed his career to Sledge and described...

Bruce Katz, organ back on road for Blind Willie Music Festival

...myself a piano player who plays organ."He is still a bass player ? using his left hand to handle the bass parts in his...with the trio, I love to be the organ player and the bass player at the same time. It's not the easiest thing to do...

William Charles

...various groups. He traveled with Church of God music evangelists Roosevelt Miller and Vep Ellis. He was the backup bass player with the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. He and his sister worked together at a young age playing music and singing, helping...

Ramblin' Rhodes: New Wiseman CD is diary of country classics

...guitars on the recordings.Others heard on the CD are bass player Mark Fain of Ricky Skaggs' Kentucky Thunder band; superstar...guy who began recording Hank Williams' songs as the bass player for Molly O'Day in 1946 before Williams himself became...

Ground-breaking Augusta gospel TV show marks 60 years

...taping of the program."He came over and gave my mother (96-year-old guitarist Ada Collins) and my daughter, (bass player) Toni, each a hug. I told him that we were going to do Ain't Giving Up Now just for him, and he was sitting in...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Singer-songwriter Jarosz gains inspiration from change

...at imperialtheatre.com.Guitarist Jedd Hughes and bass player Mark Schatz will be accompanying Jarosz.Hughes, an...won the International Bluegrass Music Association's Bass Player of the Year award.Later this month, Jarosz will also...

'Shut Yo Mouth' and listen to Get Right Band's varied tunes

...had to select from a massive catalog of tracks ? enough to put together an additional album, said Jesse Gentry, bass player and vocalist."We decided to pick what was most representative of the band, something that everybody would be able...

Pop Rocks: Mazes and Monsters reunite, give hope for other reunions

...Shark players, Great Day was a more polished act, with Big Star hooks and arena rock attitude. When the band's bass player left town ? as young men often do ? the band attempted to carry on a long-distance relationship but eventually called...

Pop Rocks: Don't play until you're ready

...good.4. Have one guy that's a real player. A band can get by with two players that are merely proficient and the bass player can be only sufficient. But there has to be one diamond. One guy who, when the wheels start to fall off, can take...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Bass player living the dream with Steep Canyon Rangers

North Carolina native Charles Humphrey III is enjoying a great life these days performing for thousands of music fans as co-founder of the bluegrass group Steep Canyon Rangers.