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Turkuaz vocalist Sammi Garett and bassist Freekbass teamed up to perform the national anthem at Great American Ball Park on Monday before the Cincinnati Reds took on the Los Angeles Angels.
The JamBase Podcast Episode 42 features a “The Art Of The Setlist” interview with Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass and a “The Art Of The Sit-In” interview with Freekbass.
Watch Freekbass’ official video for the ‘All The Way This. All The Way That.’ track “Your Love Is Always On Time.”
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Keller Williams, Sinkane and Freekbass.
Freekbass will issue ‘All The Way This. All The Way That.’ via Color Red next month.
Next week, Color Red will host a free livestream featuring a performance and Q&A with Freekbass, Eddie Roberts & Bump Assembly.
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Freekbass is one of the world’s renowned bass players. He has been on the cover of Bass Musician Magazine, Bass Guitar Magazine/UK, three times, and has been featured in Bass Player Magazine numerous times. He has hosted master classes at “Bass Player Live” in Los Angeles and New York and “The London Bass Guitar Show”. And along with these bass superpowers, Freekbass has a funk music pedigree that is authentic. He has worked alongside funk legends, Bootsy Collins (who gave him his nickname during a studio session) calling Freekbass “The New Spritual Warrior for the Funk” and keyboard icon, Bernie Worrell, who guested on many of Freekbass’ albums and live projects.
Touring group, Freekbass & The Bump Assembly features drummer, Rico Lewis (previously with George Clinton) and Sky White on keys (Foxy Shazam). Vocalist, Sammi Garett (Turkuaz), who has collaborated on the recent Freekbass album, often joins the touring line-up, and songstress Reilly Comisar, also on the album, shares the vocal duties.
Freekbass has released seven albums to date, and soon to be eight, with his 2019 release on Eddie Robert’s label (The New Mastersounds), Color Red Records. Childhood friend and Grammy Award winning songwriter, Itaal Shur, co-wrote several of the new tracks on the forthcoming album, which will also feature Roberts, Garett, Lonnie “Meganut” Marshall, and the late, great, “Razor Sharp” Johnson. The album promises to not only blend the origins of funk with the new, but also a mix of regional influences under the guidance of Roberts as co-producer. In Cincinnati, one of the original hotbeds for funk music and home to James Brown label, King Records, Freekbass won the 2019 “Best Funk/R&B Band” at The Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, his fifth time winning the award and ninth time nominated.
Yonder Mountain String Band gets their 2020 winter tour underway early in January and concludes the run by teaming up with The Infamous Stringdusters for a series of co-bills.
The Infamous Stringdusters confirmed Winter Tour 2020 and shared two singles from their forthcoming ‘Live From Covington, Kentucky’ set.
The Revivalists will embark on a three-week 2020 winter tour this February.
Oysterhead, the Trey Anastasio Band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and Gary Clark Jr. are among the acts on the initial SweetWater 420 Fest 2020 lineup.
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio unveiled a Bon Iver cover in Justin Vernon’s hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin on Monday night during a solo acoustic show that featured another debut and a handful of rarities.