This morning I came across this fantastic little duet called “Orange Dude Blues”, played by John Sebastian (of The Lovin’ Spoonful and Woodstock fame) and Annie Raines (of Paul Rishell & Annie Raines fame). Each of them are using two harmonicas – while one plays a low supportive harmonica, the other plays the melody an octave higher, then they switch. I love the sweet, dulcet tones they get from those low harps and I find it particularly fascinating when a harp player switches between two harps in a song. Sometimes I do this in order to change keys, but I’ve never done this to change octaves! I can see that I’m going to be buying a low-low-something very soon! Have a listen and then satisfy your curiosity by checking out one of these low-low harmonicas by Hohner or Seydel. One of those is definitely next on my list!
John Sebastian and Annie Raines