Ida Nielsen 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 #65 – Ida Nielsen.
Who is Ida Nielsen?
She was the last bass player to be a part of Prince‘s the New Power Generation and a core member of his other backing band, 3rdeyegirl. Ida Nielsen has been playing the bass since she was 16 years old. The Denmark native moved from the rural countryside to becoming a global bass phenom (and, now, she’s back in countryside of Denmark). From Belgian and Danish pop bands to solo artist and beyond, Ida is passionate about bass-driven music. She started her work with Prince in 2010 and was with him until his untimely passing in 2016. Most recently, she put out her fifth solo album, 02022020. Ida is old school funk meets hiphop, reggae, world music and everything in between. Her melodies are infectious and her grooves are intimate and filled with soul. 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.