Expect variety from Umphrey's McGee at Major Rager

...create ancillary parts that maybe you can't do live."With Similar Skin finished, Umphrey's McGee (which also includes bassist Ryan Stasik, drummer Kris Myers and percussionist Andy Farag) is back out on the road. The group will continue to play songs...

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh undergoes liver transplant

SAN FRANCISCO -- Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh was recovering Friday after receiving a transplant in...Box of Rain," which he wrote while his father was dying. As bassist for The Other Ones, named after a Grateful Dead song, Lesh recently...

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Zac Brown Band performs Friday at James Brown Arena

...Brown began to reshape and expand his group's lineup ? over time adding fiddler player/tenor vocalist Jimmy De Martini, bassist/baritone vocalist John Driskell Hopkins, guitarist/keyboardist Coy Bowles, drummer Chris Fryar and percussionist Daniel...

Newsboys finds new life with new singer

...2009, the Newsboys' singer (and main songwriter) Peter Furler left the band, leaving the remaining trio of keyboardist/bassist Jeff Frankenstein, drummer Duncan Phillips and guitarist Jody Davis to pick up the pieces.Like Van Halen, though, the...

Augusta woman is reunited with old photos

...the whole time looking stupid, some bassists decided to sneak offstage and go to...need to panic," one of the other bassists said. "I thought we might need some...Ninth, the score is tied, and the bassists are loaded."

Styx bassist has figured out what works best for him

...Away interested him because he was able to approach the music as a fan and a contemporary.Phillips began his career as the bassist in the Anglo-L.A. band The Babys. He said one of that band's early successes was a gig opening for Styx on one of its...

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Music by Turner: Donald 'Duck' Dunn's grooves will live on

...than 48 years, Dunn was the top-call touring and recording bassist for scores of great musicians.Duck, a self-taught musician...Tight, and Hip Hug-Her.But it was his studio work as staff bassist for the Memphis-based Stax Records that most folks hear every...

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...debut album, and Brian Blade or Jeff Ballard on drums. Redman's diverse musical tastes are reflected in such guests as bassists Meshell Ndegeocello and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, drummer ?uestlove of The Roots, and such jazzmen as trumpeter...

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...Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Burbank, Calif., and Weehawken, N.J. The band will include drummers, keyboard players, bassists, guitarists, horn players and percussionists. Finalists from local auditions must be available to travel to New York to...

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Need a gift? Box sets might be perfect for music fan

...Columbia/Legacy Records) ? Together only in 1969 and 1970, this unit (keyboardist Chick Corea, saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette) was the least documented of Miles Davis' groups. Live in Europe 1969 changes that...