Ryan Madora 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 #80 – Ryan Madora.
Who is Ryan Madora?
You would think that Ryan Madora and I have been pals for many years. We are not. This is the first time that we’ve had the chance to connect, which is strange because both of us have been working here, at No Treble, for many years. In fact, Ryan has been a columnist here for close to a decade! There’s a reason why thousands of bassists rely on her writing and content. Ryan got started with an informal education on the Philadelphia blues scene before moving to New York to study Music Business and Communications at New York University. After graduating, she returned to Philly for a few years before throwing her gear in the car, and moving to Tennessee. Since moving to Nashville in 2012, she has had the privilege of working with artists like Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Hanson, and many others. She is currently touring with guitar virtuoso Robben Ford. In 2019, she published her first book, Bass Players To Know – Learning From The Greats. If that weren’t enough, Ryan was voted “6th Best Bassist of 2020” by Bass Player Magazine/Music Radar. 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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