Posted Wed, 11/23/2016 - 09:10 by David Barrett Admin
Lee is a classic blues harmonica player, most commonly compared to the stylings of Kim Wilson in his approach. He has released two albums on his own record label and toured internationally until 2004, playing at venues such as Ronnie Scotts and festivals such as the North Sea Jazz Festival. He’s taught at the Harmonica Masters Workshops in Trossingen, Germany and the SPAH Convention in San Antonio, Texas. His popular YouTube channel has had over 1 million views and continues to grow a large subscriber base. continue reading...
Posted Sat, 11/19/2016 - 19:22 by David Barrett Admin
Join Ross Garren for his latest release in the overbending series where he interviews Carlos Del Junco (adding to the interviews with Jason Ricci and Adam Gussow). You can find this interview in “Overbending Bending Study 7 – Interviews”
Posted Wed, 10/26/2016 - 14:22 by David Barrett Admin
Gary started playing upon receiving his first harp at age 5 from his grandfather. Soon after, while attending a cultural festival he wandered away from his family following an irresistible sound... a Big Walter Horton performance. As the loudspeakers blared something about a lost child, he knew he’d found his calling… and he followed. Down the road his recordings have received multiple Grammy Award nominations. His music has topped the Blues and Roots radio charts internationally. continue reading...
Posted Sat, 08/20/2016 - 14:17 by David Barrett Admin
Ronnie Shellist's musical career began in 1997 working with singer/songwriter Hugh Fadal from Austin, TX. Blues great Gary Primich was a huge influence on his music as well as Guy Forsyth and Walter T. Higgs who lived and played in Austin in the mid 90's. Thanks to a great blues scene in Austin at the time, Ronnie had an up close and personal experiences in the scene that heavily influenced his ultimate musical direction. His style is a combination of mostly Chicago and West Coast blues influenced by funk and jazz greats such as Grant Green and Maceo Parker. continue reading...
Posted Sat, 03/26/2016 - 18:01 by David Barrett Admin
You might already be familiar with Akarsha (Aki) Kumar from the recent CD "It Takes Three" with Aki, Gary Smith and myself (David Barrett), or the Contributor Videos Aki submitted in the early days of BluesHarmonica.com (2009). Aki was one of my students, and I'm proud to say one of my most dedicated and now accomplished students. He's been a professional player in the California Bay Area now for ten years, currently runs two of the most successful jam sessions in the area and has been featured on numerous CD's for the prestigious Greaseland Studios label. continue reading...
Posted Thu, 11/26/2015 - 09:12 by David Barrett Admin
Michael Rubin is a respected member of the harmonica education community and often brings unique insights to the approach of playing the instrument. Michael plays many styles of music and models of harmonica, so if your taste in music is varied, you'll really enjoy this interview http://www.bluesharmonica.com/michael_rubin
Michael’s Early Years
Transcribing and Playing in All 12 Positions
Value of Music Theory
3rd Position on both Diatonic and Chromatic
4th and 5th Position continue reading...
Posted Sat, 10/24/2015 - 07:22 by David Barrett Admin
A Hohner Harmonica Artist for the past 16 years, TJ was featured on the Hohner Harmonica Artist Calendar along with Howard Levy, Delbert McClinton and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. TJ was an original member of the country rock band Western Flyer. His Western Flyer days included two CDs, four hit singles, three CMT videos, ten TV appearances, and performances at the Kansis City Royal's season openers, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation, and a White House whistle stop tour gig for President Clinton. continue reading...