Tim Starace 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 #48 – Tim Starace.
Who is Tim Starace?
It used to be that cover bands were just that: a pale comparison to the original thing. Bands we’d see playing the local club scene, as a way to make some coin and to get by as musicians. We’ve come a long way. Some cover bands are so good, that they can fill an arena. Other bands get so inspired by covering their favorite artists, that they wind up creating their own unique music that hints and nods back to their inspirations. It’s hard to argue that Tim Starace from YYNOT is just another Geddy Lee clone playing Rush’s fabled progressive rock music. Both statements would be incorrect. Anybody who can even play close to the brilliance that is Geddy on bass is worthy of attention, and Tim brings a whole next level of creativity, sound, and energy to the bass. His band may best be known for their viral video renditions of Rush classics, but YYNOT has been blasting out a steady slew of killer original music as well. This virtual band (the members all live in different parts of the United States) recently released their self-titled full-length debut. Nine pounding progressive rock tunes with Starace’s astounding bass skills. 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.