Freekbass On This Month’s Groove – The No Treble Podcast

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Freekbass 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 #105 – Freekbass.

Who is Freekbass?

In the electric bass universe, Freekbass is a monolith — a true groove guru who doesn’t just play bass, but embodies it (and, this includes dressing up like a Zebra for one of his frequent TikTok live streaming shows). Revered by industry titans and showcased on the covers of countless bass magazines, Freekbass has also been a vital voice in our community. It’s a resume befitting a musician who has been christened “The New Spiritual Warrior for the Funk” by none other than Bootsy Collins, a mentor whose influence is deeply ingrained in Freekbass’ sonic identity. Freekbass’ collaborations read like a who’s-who of the funk world — Bernie Worrell, Mike Gordon, Corey Glover, and a galaxy of other luminaries. His side project, Headtronics, featuring DJ Logic on beats and Richard Fortus (Guns n’ Roses) shredding the guitar, serves as an experimental playground for live improvisational magic. Meanwhile, his core ensemble, Freekbass & The Bump Assembly, is a rhythmic powerhouse that’s been shaking stages since 2016 with a lineup that boasts talents like drummer Rico Lewis and keyboardist Sky White. And as if that’s not enough, Freekbass is a veritable fountain of knowledge — a seasoned educator whose master classes at events like Gerald Veasley’s Bass Boot Camp have become essential gatehrings for aspiring bassists. With nine albums to his name, including his latest release, Krameria, and a pivot to digital platforms where he connects with fans through live-streamed original tunes and industry interviews, Freekbass remains an unceasing force in a world that can never get enough of that low-end magic. If you don’t believe me, just head over to TikTok and watch his livetreams every Sunday – Friday at 10pm eastern. 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.

Listen in: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #105 – Freekbass.

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