Connect with us

Latest

Victor Wooten Presents ‘Fun & Funk Xplosion’ Tour With Special Guest Sinbad

Published

on

Victor Wooten, currently on tour in support of his widely praised new album, TRYPNOTYX, will kick off the eclectic “Fun & Funk Xplosion” Tour featuring special guest SINBAD April 24.

The tour will also feature Victor’s brothers Regi Wooten, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, and Joseph Wooten (on selected dates), as well as saxophone innovator Bob Franceschini. This exclusive limited10-date tour will conclude May 5, at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA. A full list of dates is below.

“I get to tour with the most amazing people. Dennis and Bob have always been heroes of mine. I learn from them every night,” says Wooten. “Rejoining with my brothers is always like a family reunion. They’re my original teachers. The tour with Sinbad will be Crazy Fun. We all know he’s funny, but most don’t realize how musical he is. He’s also a historian. This show is gonna be funky and funny, enjoyable and educational. I wouldn’t miss is if I were you.”

“I can’t even begin to express how excited I am to be on this tour with Victor Wooten and friends,” says Sinbad. “Although people may know about my love for music, most don’t know that I also play (shedding hard for this tour ). I can’t believe I get to be in the band playing percussion with Victor his brothers and the rest of this talented band. Victor is not only one of the baddest bass players that ever lived, but his approach to music is the most unique of any musician I have ever met. I am looking forward to picking everyone’s brain on the tour bus about every instrument. The Funk is gonna be heavy on this tour, and I am all about the funk. All I can say is If you get a chance to check us out …you will be moved and blessed with some funk and fun!”

Wooten, a five-time GRAMMY award-winning musician, producer, composer, author, and educator, produced his tenth album TRYPNOTYX which features legendary drummer Dennis Chambers (Bootsy Collins, Santana), veteran saxophonist Bob Franceschini (Mike Stern, Paul Simon), and also features singer Varijashree Venugopal and comedian/voicetrumentalist Michael Winslow (Police Academy)

Named “one of the Top 10 Bassists of All Time” by Rolling Stone and one of “50 Iconic Black Trailblazers” in Huffington Post February 2017 (pictured just after President Barack Obama,) Wooten continues to lead and inspire. The youngest of five boys, he began playing music at two years old, and was playing gigs by the tender age of five with the family band, the Wooten Brothers. Wooten first “wowed music heads” nationwide (Kansas City Star) in 1987, as a founding member of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones.

Catch Victor Wooten live on tour at a city near you.

FUN & FUNK XPLOSION TOUR

April 24 – Hamilton County Memorial Hall – Cincinnati, OH*

April 25 – The Redstone Room – Davenport, IA^

April 26-27 – SPACE – Evanston, IL*

April 28 – Bell’s Eccentric Café – Kalamazoo, MI*

April 29 – The Caverns – Pelham, TN*~

May 1 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra, FL*~

May 2 – Capitol Theatre FL – Clearwater, FL*~

May 3 – Amaturo Theater – Fort Lauderdale, FL*~

May 4 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL*~

May 5 – Buckhead Theatre – Atlanta, GA*

June 19-23 – Blue Note – New York, NY^

*w/ Sinbad, Regi Wooten, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, and Bob Franceschini

*~w/ Sinbad, Regi Wooten, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Joseph Wooten, and Bob Franceschini

 

Bass Videos

Interview With Bassist Ciara Moser

Published

on

Interview With Bassist Ciara Moser

Bassist Ciara Moser…

Ciara and I sat down for this interview a few months after the launch of her debut album, “Blind. So what?”

Blind since birth, she is a powerhouse of talent; she is not only a professional bassist, but also composes music, and is a producer and educator. I am just blown away by her talent and perseverance.

Join me as we hear about Ciara’s musical journey, the details of her album, how she gets her sound, and her plans for the future.

Visit online:

www.ciara-moser.com 
IG @ moserciara
FB @ ciara.moser

Photos by Manuela Haeussler

Continue Reading

Gear News

New Gear: Black Ice Boost and Distort, Battery-Free Modules for Bass and Guitar

Published

on

New Gear: Black Ice Boost and Distort, Battery-Free Modules for Bass and Guitar

Black Ice Boost and Distort, Battery-Free Modules for Bass and Guitar…

Black Ice Enterprises introduces Black Ice Boost and Black Ice Distort, small, battery-free devices that can be easily installed in a bass or guitar.

Black Ice Boost offers two selectable stages of up to 7 dB of boost, broadly concentrated in the midrange frequencies to add humbucker-like qualities to Strat®, Tele® and other types of single-coil pickups. Black Ice Distort is an overdrive module that can be configured to offer anything from slight overdrive to distortion. Both models are compatible with all passive guitar pickups and electronics (they’re not compatible with battery-powered active pickups).

Black Ice Boost (SRP: $119.95; MAP, $79.95) can be installed using several wiring options, including a simple “stealth” install that utilizes a single push-pull pot, and a dual-switch option that allows users to select between two different levels of boost. For those using the boost along with Black Ice Distort, a second push-pull pot or switch can be used to select a clean or distorted boost.

The Black Ice Boost module is approximately 2/3 the size of a 9-volt battery, and can be easily installed in most instruments with no routing or permanent modifications required. The tone of the instrument remains completely unaffected when the boost is bypassed.

In addition to use with popular single-coil pickups, Black Ice Boost can also be used with other pickup types. Use it to fatten up a P-90 style pickup, or add girth to a low-wind humbucker. Jazz Bass® players can use the additional midrange content provided by Black Ice Boost to produce a sound that’s reminiscent of a P-Bass® or soapbar-type pickup. Black Ice Boost is not recommended for use with high-output humbuckers and other dark-sounding pickups.

Black Ice Distort (SRP: $27.95; MAP, $21.95) is an overdrive module that can be configured for just a touch of grit, or a more aggressive grind, all the way to a 1960’s-flavored fuzz. While its battery-free circuit will never replace the more refined sound of a well-designed pedal, it provides handy, there-when-you-need-it access to a variety of fun old-school flavors, and is a great way to add additional textures to an already overdriven amp or pedal. Bass players will especially dig its raw dirty grind.

Like Black Ice Boost, the sugar-cube-sized Black Ice Distort provides a lifetime of tone with no maintenance or power source required. A variety of wiring options are included that let you activate the Distort via a switch or push-pull pot, or by easily converting your guitar’s tone control into a control for the Black Ice Distort circuit. It can be used in conjunction with the Black Ice Boost for a wide variety of useful tones.

Black Ice Boost and Black Ice Distort are now shipping.

Visit online at www.blackiceoverdrive.com

Continue Reading

Latest

This Week’s Top 10 Basses on Instagram

Published

on

TOP 10 Basses of the week

Check out our top 10 favorite basses on Instagram this week…

Click to follow Bass Musician on Instagram @bassmusicianmag

FEATURED @loritabassworks @meridian_guitars @alpherinstruments @phdbassguitars @mgbassguitars @mauriziouberbasses @utreraguitars @sugi_guitars @branco_luthier @blasiusguitars

View More Bass Gear News

Continue Reading

Gear News

New Gear:  D’Addario’s New Humidipak

Published

on

New Gear:  D’Addario’s New Humidipak

D’Addario’s New Humidipak Absorb Protects Instruments Against Excess Moisture…

Utilizing two-way humidity control technology, D’Addario’s new Humidipak Absorb protects against damage to wooden instruments in environments with too much humidity. 

Humidipak Absorb allows players to safely return an instrument and case to the ideal relative humidity level. Using Boveda’s patented two-way humidity control technology, Absorb automatically soaks up excess moisture at a safe rate, re-establishing the right humidity level and eliminating the guesswork of revitalizing your instrument. 

Like all the Humidipaks before, using Humidipak Absorb is easy—there’s no dripping sponges or manual adjustments. All players need to do is put the humidification packets in the included pouches and place them in the instrument case, close the lid, and relax. The instrument and case will remain at the optimal 45-50% relative humidity level for 2-6 months. 

D’Addario’s other Humidipaks, Restore and Maintain, are still available for those who need to increase and sustain the humidity around their instrument. 

To learn more about Humidipak Absorb, visit ddar.io/absorb-pr 

Continue Reading

Bass Videos

Interview With Bassist Travis Book

Published

on

Interview With Bassist Travis Book

Interview With Bassist Travis Book…

Bluegrass music has had a very solid following over many years and I am always happy to hear from one of the pioneers in that genre.

Travis Book plays bass for the Grammy award-winning band “The Infamous Stringdusters” and has recently released his first solo album “Love and Other Strange Emotions”. As if he wasn’t busy enough, Travis also hosts a podcast, Plays a Jerry Garcia music show with Guitarist Andy Falco, and is constantly gigging locally in his neck of the woods.

Photo, Seyl Park

Visit Online:

www.thetravisbook.com
www.thestringdusters.com
FB @ TheTravisBook
IG @ travisbook

Continue Reading

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Facebook

Trending