I made the Real World section of the November 2013 issue (with Earth, Wind & Fire bass icon Verdine White on the cover) of Bass Player magazine. Bass Player is my bass information bible. Even before I was proficient at playing bass, I would head to Borders in center city and buy the latest issue of Bass Player. I would then inhale everything its writers and editors had to say about basses, amps, pedals, strings, players I should know, cds I should buy and lessons I should get under my fingers. I remember being so inspired by interviews with Nathan Watts, Rhonda Smith, Prince, Saadiq, Hub from The Roots, Meshell Ndegeocello, Larry Graham, Carole Kaye, Chuck Rainey, Jon Jon Webb etc... and transcriptions of their funkiest lines. It's really trippy to be in this magazine even in an 'introduce yourself' capacity. It's a real boost to my confidence and lights a fire under me with respect to working even harder to become the caliber of player that Bass Player would want to feature and interview in the inside pages of the magazine in earnest. I know I'm going to get there! Barnes and Noble carries the most recent issues of Bass Player magazine on the shelves of its brick and mortar stores.
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