One for the Bass Players

It is one of my oldest friends, and enemies. I have four representations of the instrument in my home office. A beat-up Samick 4-string which I paid a hundred bucks for at a local shop in Halifax. A 6-string Ibanez which saw a great deal of work on stage and at many a drunken jam […]

Blue Rodeo, Cuddy and Keelor

When I started to take an interest in bass, among the first half-dozen bass players I could really hear well was the rich Fender tone of Blue Rodeo’s Bazil┬áDonovan. I thought his catchy line on “Diamond Mine” was rather cool even if repetitive. It is easily recognizable even today. A nicely simple yet profound piece […]