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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.
Acclaimed bassist Freekbass will put out a new studio album via Eddie Roberts’ Color Red label in May, with a single due in January.
Umphrey’s McGee welcomed acclaimed bassist Freekbass for a guest spot on Sunday night at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville.
Watch the Joe Marcinek Band cover “Sand” by Trey Anastasio/Phish in Boca Raton this past Wednesday night.
On Tuesday night an ensemble led by Freekbass presented the first-ever performance of a new project dubbed “The Band Is Bond.”
Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, Freekbass was an only child who initially wanted to be a magician. He later developed his own obsession for cartoon superheroes and comic books, relating to the underlying themes. Living in Cincinnati exposed Freekbass to genres of music he may have missed otherwise. While most kids were listening to Nirvana and Green Day, he connected with the bottom-heavy sounds coming out of the boom boxes like Zapp and Midnight Star. While working in a music shop to pay off his first electric bass he had in lay-away, he began to study the classics of Larry Graham, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Parliament and Bootsy with a bass in one hand, and an MPC2000 in the other.
Freekbass has released six full-length CDs, including “Concentrate” with guests Bootsy Collins, DJ Spooky, Adam Deitch, and Steve Molitz, and “Junkyard Waltz” which includes guest appearances by Phish bassist Mike Gordon, guitarist Buckethead, keyboard wizard from P-Funk/Talking Heads Bernie Worrell, and is produced by funk legend Bootsy Collins. Also, national music DVD instruction company, The Rock House Method, recently released two Freekbass instructional DVDs “Learn Funk Bass with Freekbass (Level 1 & Level 2) “, and TrueFire.com just released the instructional DVD/download “50 Freekbass Licks You Must Know” . In 2010 Freekbass connected with DJ Logic, and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz to form the funktronica trio, Headtronics.
Going into 2015 Freek has a lot of things on the table. He just released his next album , “Everybody’s Feelin’ Real”, which is produced by Duane Lundy (My Morning Jacket’s Jim James/Ben Sollee) and includes guests such as P-Funk/Rubberband keyboardist Razor Sharp Johnson, horn man Skerik, and vocalist/trumpet Jennifer Hartswick . Also, he was a part of this past year’s London Bass Guitar Show in the UK giving a master class and performing. Plus he will be doing extensive touring with his mainstay funk group, “Freekbass & The Bump Assembly”.
- [UPDATED] SweetWater 420 Fest Announces Free nugs.tv Webcast: Widespread Panic, Joe Russo's Almost Dead & More
A free webcast of this weekend’s SweetWater 420 Fest will feature performances from Widespread Panic, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more.
Listen to “Krewe,” the first single from Lettuce’s forthcoming ‘Elevate’ album and see where the band will play this fall.
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters performed with Nick Mason at the Beacon Theatre on Thursday night.
The show went on for Gov’t Mule at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee on Thursday despite the absence of drummer Matt Abts.
High Sierra Music Festival lineup additions include Dawes, Shook Twins, Midnight North and more.