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‘Hustle’… Artist Update with Bassist Jon Von Boehm

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Artist Update with Bassist Jon Von Boehm

Bassist Jon Von Boehm on his new album ‘Hustle’, featuring Aly Cutter.

On ‘Hustle’, expect the unexpected, in my opinion, should really be the name of the latest release from Bassist Jon Von Boehm; of course, I like the name “Hustle” just as much.

On this album, Jon isn’t afraid to take things outside the box. Being true to himself and his musicianship, he plays what he feels. So many folks put music and musicians into categories, which isn’t fair; musicians should be able to express themselves the way they feel, and that is what Jon has done on this release and he has done it extremely well.

As my friend Andy Poynter states, “Jon Von Boehm has not only taken the brave steps to release an EP in these tough times for any musician but he has also taken a dramatic change to the style we all know and love. The Masterful Bass is still there but his collaboration with Aly Cutter really works”.

On ‘Hustle’, Jon only uses bass, while you may find that hard to believe, that’s what it is.

Jon is a master at creating some of the coolest soundscapes with bass that I have ever heard, and these soundscapes are abundant and extremely well done. I can’t recall any bassists doing what Jon has done on this release. Are there bass-only releases only out there? Sure, there are a multitude of them, but I can’t recall any of them going to the extreme that Jon has with ‘Hustle’.

On top of doing all the bass, Jon has done all the drum and percussion programming. Enter Aly Cutter, a vocalist with a beautiful, angelic voice to add even more spice to an already, well, I am just going to say it, a magnificent work of art.

I got to sit down with Jon to talk about the new album and a favorite subject, gear…

My only disappointment with ‘Hustle’ is that it only has six tracks, being honest here, I want more.

From the smooth funk groove of “Bet You Can’t”, to the great grooving feel of “Spotlight” with Aly just adding more here with the feel of her performance on this one and right after the breakdown, that funky slap-groove we all know that Jon does very well. Let’s not forget “What You Need”, which has a very fitting tapping section, and “Maiden Fair”, which kind of reminds me a little of smooth Jazz. I have to say it, if I had to pick a favorite, which was hard to do, it would have to be “Spotlight”, which has a nice melodic bass solo (after all, it is a solo bass release – lol).

Jon Von Boehm always leaves me wanting more from him with his releases and we never will know what his next one will be, but I already expect the unexpected and I know Jon can deliver in that aspect. Who knows, maybe the next one will be a metal release! (hint hint)

You can check out Jon Von Boehm and Aly Cutter on: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Tidal, iHeartRadio, ClaroMusica, Saavn, Boomplay, Anghami, KKBox, NetEase, Tencent, Triller, Yandex Music, MediaNet and Shazam.

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facebook.com/jonvonboehm
jonvonboehm.com
jonvonboehm.bandcamp.com
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alycuttermusic.com

June 2019: Interview with Bassist Jon Von Boehm

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Interview With By the Thousands Bassist Adam Sullivan

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Bassist Adam Sullivan…

Hailing from Minnesota since 2012, By the Thousands has produced some serious Technical Metal/Deathcore music. Following their recent EP “The Decent”s release, I have the great opportunity to chat with bassist Adam Sullivan.

Join me as we hear about Adam’s musical Journey, his Influences, how he gets his sound, and the band’s plans for the future

Photo, Laura Baker

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Will Turpin, Celebrating Collective Souls 30th Anniversary – June 2024

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Will Turpin, Celebrating Collective Souls 30th Anniversary – June 2024…

Will Turpin - Bass Musician Magazine - June 2024

I am sure many of you will remember my chat with Will Turpin in 2018 when he released his solo album Serengeti Drivers.

We had a chance to get together again as his band, Collective Soul, is celebrating their 30th anniversary and releasing their new album “Here to Eternity”.

Join me as we get caught up on the new album and all of Collective Soul’s projects, the details about his very own Real To Reel Studios, how Will gets his sound, and all the cool plans and projects going on soon.

Here is Will Turpin!

Photos: Cover, Derek Alldritt | Video Photos, Derek Alldritt, Lee Clower, Brian Collins

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Working-Class Zeros: Episode #3 – John Patitucci IG Video, The Summer Festival Gig, iPads on Stage

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WORKING-CLASS ZEROS With Steve Rosati and Shawn Cav

In this episode we cover John Patitucci’s IG video about saying ‘no’ to the gig, the Summer Festival gig, and iPads on stage (sure it’s awesome but is it necessary?)

These stories from the front are with real-life, day-to-day musicians who deal with work life and gigging and how they make it work out. Each month, topics may include… the kind of gigs you get, the money, dealing with less-than-ideal rooms, as well as the gear you need to get the job done… and the list goes on from there.” – Steve the Bass Guy and Shawn Cav

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Interview With Bassist Curly Hendo

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Interview Wity Bassist Curly Hendo

Bassist Curly Hendo…

Hailing from Sydney, Australia, bassist Curly Hendo has been super busy. Starting with dance from a young age, Curly took up bass shortly after and has been going strong ever since. She has collaborated with numerous acts worldwide and is an in-demand session/touring bassist and musical director.

Join me as we learn about Curly’s musical journey, how she gets her sound, and her plans for a very bright future.

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New Gear: Aguilar Amplification Next-generation Tone Hammer and AG Series Amplifiers

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New Gear: Aguilar Amplification Next-generation Tone Hammer and AG Series Amplifiers

New Gear: Aguilar Amplification Next-generation Tone Hammer and AG Series Amplifiers…

Aguilar Amplification is excited to unveil the next generation of Tone Hammer and AG series amplifiers. These amplifiers are designed to meet the exacting standards of today’s bassists, enhancing their musical expression through in-demand features and fresh new designs.

The latest innovations in the Tone Hammer and AG series include the introduction of the Aguilar Cabinet Suite, dual XLR outputs, expanded connectivity options, and power section upgrades. These features not only provide superior sound quality and flexibility but also maintain the classic Aguilar performance that musicians have relied upon.

Key features of the next-generation amplifiers:

Aguilar Cabinet Suite: This new software allows players to load Aguilar ’s custom-designed SL/DB cabinet impulse responses (IRs), or their own custom IR files. This feature is available through both XLR and headphone outputs, offering new tone shaping and cabinet emulation options.
 
Dual XLR Outputs & Expanded Connectivity: Musicians can now tailor their tone and utilize cabinet IRs for their monitor mix, while also sending a pre-EQ ’d signal directly to the front-of-house. This dual functionality ensures optimal sound for both the artist and front-of-house. The new amplifiers include auxiliary input and headphone output options for silent practice. They also feature mix controls to fine-tune the listening experience, ideal for both practice and performance.

Upgraded Power Sections: Previously exclusive to Aguilar’s 700-series, the upgraded power sections in the Tone Hammer and AG 500 now support a 2.67 ohm load and include universal mains. These enhancements make the amplifiers perfect for international touring, offering seamless voltage adaptation.

“The new Tone Hammer and AG series amplifiers are a testament to Aguilar ’s commitment to world class sound and performance, providing bassists with the tools they need to define their sound on the global stage,” remarks Jordan Cortese, Brand Manager, Aguilar Musical Instruments.

The next-generation Tone Hammer and AG series amplifiers are available for purchase through www.aguilaramp.com and Aguilar’s extensive dealer network worldwide. For more information about the new amplifiers and other Aguilar products, please visit www.aguilaramp.com.

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