I was asked recently if I could help someone learn some of Bruce Springsteen’s harmonica parts. Here’s a quick run through the intro to The River.
I’ve had a few queries recently about playing harmonica in a rack while playing guitar and if I can teach it. The short answer is yes! I’d be happy too. The longer answer goes like this. Although I play guitar as well as harmonica I never do both at the same time. The main reason… Continue reading Playing Harmonica in a Rack
A big thanks to everyone for making 2017 a great year for me. Massive thanks to everyone who’s supported me getting this thing off the ground, and especially to all my students. Here’s to a happy hearty harpin’ 2018.
Happy Christmas from me and Sonny Boy.
Grant Dermody is absolutely one of my favourite living harmonica players and – by all accounts – fine gentleman.
I’ve watched this clip with Frank Fotusky on guitar more times than I care to remember and it never fails to impress. Grant’s skill with texture, rhythm, space and sensitive accompaniment is admirable.
I’ve been going through something of a Big Walter phase (obsession) for some time now. The man had giant tone like nobody else and a wonderful sense of rhythm. I love this publicity photo for Arhoolie with guitar player Johnny Young. Bob Corritore has many more collected on his website. Among my favourite of his… Continue reading Big Walter Photographs