Doug Johns 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 #33 – Doug Johns.
Who is Doug Johns?
Doug Johns is a beast of a bass player. In fact, it’s hard not to mention his name and have the words “funk master” and “groove beast” follow suit. He is a master musician who composes some of the richest bass lines that you will ever hear. His albums have all become bass classics. From his self-titled debut to Pocket Fulla Nasty, Stank, BLOMP! and Vodka In The Woodpile. A true bass virtuoso, who also happens to be a race car chassis designer and fabricator for world championship drag cars, NASCAR and beyond. The bassist has performed alongside artists like Victor Wooten, Chuck Rainey, Buddy Miles, and the LA Mass Choir. His passion for the bass can also be experienced in his world-renowned bass clinics and an instructional video series, Opening the Slap Style Bass Vocabulary. If you’re still no convinced before checking out this latest episode of Groove – The No Treble Podcast, watch Doug Johns – The Dougumentary.
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.