• Katie Larson

    Cellist/vocalist/bassist/guitarist Katie Larson with her band The Accidentals are embarking on a Fall tour supporting their fourth record release Vessel.  Katie plays the NS NXT5a Electric Cello, adding both bowed melodies and plucked bass lines to her lead vocal along with vocalist/guitarist/violinist Savannah Buist and percussionist Michael Dause.

     

    “If I had a young musician, I would get them to an Accidentals show. They set the bar for inspiration and their concerts are vaxxed and masked. Three women all playing multiple instruments insanely well, energy off the hook, and a killer drummer holding it down, this is the show to see.” – NPR

     

    Be sure to catch these amazing women who’s compositions and performances tie together the spirit of their journey during the past two years.  Tour Dates.

    Photograph of Katie Larson playing her NXT5a Electric Cello with The Accidentals.

    Katie Larson playing her NXT5a Electric Cello with The Accidentals.

    Captured in April 2021, at the Ann Arbor Folk Festival their poignant and touching tune Might As Well Be Gold brings together beautiful folk harmonies with rolling changes and rhythms.

     

    “We wrote Might As Well Be Gold as a reminder of what we have in the midst of what we have lost… there is so much to be thankful for even in the darkest hour, finding gratitude every day keeps the depression at bay and gives us a sense of hope and purpose. It’s part of our mental health improvement program over Covid. It’s one of those things that we will carry forward as we exit this space and continually adjust to new situations.” – The Accidentals

     

    Check out the reviews from The Accidentals latest release Vessel in Localspins and Northern Express publications.

     

     

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  • The Electric Strings Extravaganza is at ASTA 2021!

    Are you a music instructor? Make your plan in March to recharge, learn, connect, and make music together at the American String Teachers Association⁠ annual conference.⁠

    The Electric Strings Extravaganza is Wednesday, March 3rd from noon to 3PM, EST, with live Q&A. You are invited to join NS Artist Julie Lyonn Lieberman and friends to enroll. Julie will co-present with Martha Mooke, Joe Deninzon, and Matt Bell. Read More »

  • CONNECT2021 with NS Design – A Virtual Gathering

    CONNECT2021 A virtual gathering of NS Artists and Ned Steinberger

    CONNECT2021 A virtual gathering!

    NS Design recently showcased an online series of informative and entertaining events including special performances, demonstrations, and live roundtable discussions among NS Artists, and NS founder Ned Steinberger, hosted by NS Artist Relations Manager Corey Redonnett. You can see a collection of videos and demonstrations at thinkNS.com/connect.

    A message from NS Design founder Ned Steinberger⁠ Read More »

  • NS Artist Derek Menchan’s Interview with For Bass Players Only

    Photograph of NS Design Artist playing his EU6 Electric Upright Bass. Photo by Jamin Smith

    NS Design Artist Derek Menchan plays his EU6 Electric Upright Bass. Photo by Jamin Smith

    NS Artist Educator Derek “The Professor” Menchan is a concert cellist, bassist, composer, and college instructor of the humanities, philosophy, and music.

    In his recent For Bass Players Only interview with Jon Liebman, Derek describes the ways he performs his musical interests, combining seemingly disparate musical genres in to what he calls mruzick where “all the genres meet and do a dance together… That’s how I express myself.” Read More »

  • Lionel Dean Jarvis

    Congratulations to NS Artist Lionel Dean Jarvis who recently received the Legacy Award from the African Nova Scotian Music Association (ANSMA) for his work in the Canadian community and with noted artists as Grammy Award recipient Alessia Cara, as well as bassist and music director for the Weeknd, Nelly Furtado, Enrique Iglesias, Backstreet Boys, George Clinton and Neverest.

    Dean recently sat down with Raul Amandor from Bass Musician Magazine for an in-depth interview.

    Catch Dean on tour with Alessia Cara in 2020 and beyond.

     

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  • NAMM Show 2020 Ultimate Jam Night

    The NAMM Show 2020 Ultimate Jam Night is a concert that brings all the legendary and top musicians of the world to play music together on one stage. This year’s stellar performances included NS Artists Quartet405 with violinists Eliza James and Rebecca Schlappich Charles, violist Jayna Chou, and cellist Danica Pinner rockin’ their NXTa’s! Check out the amazing photographs of the show taken by NS Artist Noor Che’ree of Cookie Monstah Media.

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  • Noah Sierota – Echosmith new album

    Photograph of NS Design Artist Noah Sierota playing his NXT4a Upright Bass with synth-pop group Echosmith.

    NS Artist Noah Sierota, bassist/singer/songwriter for Echosmith, started out with 2013’s Top-40 charting debut Talking Dreams with the single “Cool Kids” followed by 2017’s Inside a Dream and their latest 2020’s Lonely Generation.  Echosmith exemplifies the generational voice of contemporary youth through catchy songs of isolation and coming of age, in the midst of the ever-evolving world of technology and social media. Read More »