Joe Ayoub 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 #64 – Joe Ayoub.
Who is Joe Ayoub?
You have to be the kind of player who can play just about anything to get the gig in the American Idol house band. From genre jumping to knowing how to read music effortlessly, to figuring out the right tones and instruments to make the singers sound their best (which is more pressure than you might imagine). It’s the kind of job that Joe Ayoub shines at. The Los Angeles-based bass player, writer, producer, arranger and musical director can (and has) done it all. Prior to being in the American Idol house band, Joe earned his stripes laying it down for the likes of Enrique Iglesias, Leonard Cohen, Shakira, Liz Phair and many more (including The Carson Daly House Band). He’s frequently been featured on No Treble for playing in videos with Pomplamoose and the amazing covers that Scary Pockets continue to deliver. If you have not spent any time checking out Joe Ayoub, here’s your chance. 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.