Clay Gober is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #97 – Clay Gober.
Who is Clay Gober?
It’s hard to wrap your ears around the mind-bending instrumental music of Polyphia. Since the band’s inception in 2010, the Plano, Texas musicians have run the gamut and blended genres from progressive rock to hiphop, and are widely regarded as the next wave of heavy guitar-centric metal. But all of these definitions pale in comparison to what you sonically take in when listening to their music. Look no further than their latest release, Remember That You Will Die, and – while you’re at it – check out the video for the song, ‘Ego Death‘ (which features a heart-warming cameo by Guitar God, Steve Vai). Holding down the groove in Polyphia is Clay Gober. Clay is truly a master of his craft. With a deep understanding and a passion for pure, unadulterated bass playing, Clay has made a name for himself as a performer to be reckoned with. Blending his technical prowess with a fresh, forward-thinking approach to bass playing, Clay’s musicianship is always on full display, making him a must-see for lovers of technical and creative bass playing. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.
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