In addition to being one of the premier bass players of his time, most widely known as a member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Grammy winning bassist Victor Wooten also runs a successful music camp in Only, Tennessee. Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature at Wooten Woods Retreat originally focused on teaching music to bass players. Now in its 15th year, it has accommodated all instruments—voice, horns, keyboards, and more—for at least the last six years or so.
From the Making Music archives, 2007 With so many projects on his plate, it’s a wonder that comedian, author, writer, actor, blogger, radio host, and voice talent Harry Shearer has any time to himself. But he makes sure he does, and when he wants to relax or share quality time with his wife, he picks […]
The rock band Hell & Hollar was the winner of Making Music’s most recent Community Video people’s choice competition. Their video for the song “Showdown” received three times as many votes as the runner-up. Hell & Hollar is a rock band from South Florida featuring Blake Burns on guitar and vocals, Nate Largent on drums, Johnny […]
Justin Curtis White, III, known professionally as JWhite, is a drummer with verve. His first YouTube video has over 5.5 million views, but it’s not the views that matter as much as why people are watching—because JWhite is bringing something new with his beats.
Mackenzie O’Brien was the first winner of Making Music’s new Community Video people’s choice competition. Her video for the song “Anything Other Than This” received twice as many votes as the runner-up.
Canadian rockers Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold have recently released their debut EP, Other Side of the Story — an album that reworks four of Perry’s previous folksy acoustic solo songs into hard-edged rock ‘n’ roll, and adds a fifth song as a unique treat for listeners: a creative distortion-driven take on Adele’s […]
Coldplay was formed between 1996 and 1998 at University College London. The founding members Chris Martin and Jonny Buckland met each other during their first week of school.