Award-winning Canadian-born bassist Rhonda Smith has been the driving force behind an amazing list of acts for the past two decades—Prince, Jeff Beck, Beyonce, Chaka Khan, and Erykah Badu just to name a few—not to mention great success standing out on her own as a singer and songwriter. This week, she speaks with Josh to cover all the ground, including her work with some of aforementioned artists, how she approaches songwriting, and the essential gear talk.
The Bass Freqs Podcast brings you the unique perspectives and insights of bass players—the backbone of every band. Hosted by lifelong recording and touring bass player Josh Paul (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves, Daughtry), each episode features in-depth discussions with some of the top bassists working today. Get the direct lowdown on how they got their start, how they approach their role as the driving force of a song, what gear they use, and what it takes to perform at the highest level.
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