Stu Brooks On This Month’s Groove – The No Treble Podcast

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Stu Brown 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 #98 – Stu Brooks.

Who is Stu Brooks?

Bass reverberates through the body. The reaction to those root notes and grooves actually manifests physically. Two-time Grammy Award-nominated bassist, producer, songwriter, and Dub Trio co-founder, Stu Brooks, beckons this response every time he picks up a bass. Sharing the stage or the studio with everyone from Lady Gaga, Danny Elfman, Lauryn Hill, 50 Cent, and Mary J. Blige to Mike Patton, Slick Rick, and even a posthumous recording for Tupac Shakur, his playing reverberates on an emotional and spiritual level. The Toronto native eventually attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and then moved New York. Three years later, he co-founded Dub Trio. Among early gigs, 50 Cent’s G-Unit recruited him for the six times platinum-selling Get Rich Or Die Tryin‘. He notably handled bass on Tony Yayo’s platinum-selling, Thoughts of a Predicate Felon, and Lloyd Banks’ Rotten Apple. In 2014, he received a Grammy Award nomination for his contribution to Pretty Lights’ A Color Map of the Sun. Along the way, he lent his talents to the Saturday Night Live Band. He served as music director for Matisyahu for ten years, co-producing and co-writing albums such as Akeda and Undercurrent. Stu also launched a signature P-Bass with Olinto a.k.a. La Bella Strings—a renowned 400-year-old string manufacturer. Now, Stu is producing and co-writing for the likes of Perry Farrell and Fever 333 and has played a pivotal role in Danny Elfman’s Big Mess release and live band. Throughout 2023, Stu will be releasing an album of new recordings he’s written and produced with his friends including Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy, Angelo Moore of Fishbone and more. 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 #98 – Stu Brooks.

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