Archives

Brian’s Bass Booth – Part 1 – NAMM Recap

Brian Wilkes, an army veteran, good friend and avid BassCraver who has also been a long-time contributor to NorCal BASSIX is now receiving his own space on BassCravers.com in order to inform us of the latest and greatest artists and equipment in the bass world.  We will call it:

“Brian’s Bass Booth”

Brian Wilkes on NorCal BASSIX





Brian Wilks

He will be helping us maintain this steady stream of information because he has a deep passion for the bass and therefore, is our honorary BassCraver!  We want to thank Brian for this information and encourage him to keep it coming!   Here are his latest links and videos for us to check out that were recently captured at the NAMM 2016 show by other bass enthusiasts.




As far we’re concerned here at BassCravers.com, all websites and BassCravers are welcome and therefore, besides providing you with original content, we are glad to share with you what others have found at NAMM.  Thanks again, Brian, for tracking down these videos.  We hope you enjoy them:






 

Video

January 2016 – Stu Hamm – In Redding – At NAMM – Twice In One Month!

We are excited that the legendary Stu Hamm is coming to Redding CA once again and this time he is bringing his band (Alex Skolnick and Joel Taylor) on January 15th to The Dip (located downtown at the newly rennovated space/formally known as Bombay’s) on California Street.  Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm with a $15 cover charge.  This is part of the Band’s winter long tour along the west coast to support his new solo album – “The Book of Lies”.

The Stu Hamm Band At The Dip in Redding, CA.

Stu Hamm
Stu Hamm Facebook Page

The last time that we had the pleasure of his performance was back in 2011 for a NorCal BASSIX Bass Day event. He showed up early and gave some bass lessons for those who wanted to learn first-hand from one of the best bassists in the world.  Afterwards, he told stories and played for nearly 2 hours straight to a very excited and attentive audience.  He was entertaining, funny and his performance on the bass was extraordinary.  In fact, I did manage to get some footage of the event back in 2011 but I never released it (ConArtistE Publications). However, after going through it again, I put together a video mix-up to let you all know what it was like to spend time with Stu Hamm.  Therefore, if you missed him the first time, you can catch him again in different locations all along the west coast this winter. People in this area still talk about his performance at Bass Day and therefore, it is my pleasure to remind everyone that they have a chance to see him again!  This footage contains the Star Spangled Banner in its entirety and several clips of a wide range of songs that Stu Hamm did for us on that day.  You will, no doubt, get a feel for his limitless talent on the bass.  This video only makes me excited to see him perform again which is exactly why I did it, to encourage you to support him by coming out to one of his live performances that he is doing for you this winter. Take a look:

Also in January, The NAMM Show’s Newest Bass Event – Bass Jam starring Stu Hamm!

JT’sBassJam-PR - Tsunami Cables - BassCravers.com

Besides being near us in mid January, we were glad to hear that Stu Hamm is headlining the Newest Bass Jam show sponsored in part by our favorite cable company, Tsunami Cables who has certainly become the cable of choice for a variety of artists while making a Tsunami sized impact in the bass community as well. In fact, when NorCal BASSIX met with the owner, Keith Stickney a couple of years ago, Keith was well on his way to becoming a great success!

Since then, there has been a whole lot of enthusiasm for his cables in the bass community at places like Bass Player Live in 2015 and also in Bass Musician Magazine. Therefore, we look forward to seeing all of our co-conspirators in the bass world this January, both here in Redding and also at the NAMM show at the end of the month! Thanks again to Tsunami Cables for all of the information and support to our bass community here at BassCravers.com – See you soon!tsunami cables