Posts Tagged: blues harmonica

Mali Blues

Today I discovered a fascinating musician named Boubacar Traoré, largely hailed as the founder of the modern Mali Blues style. Born in 1942 in Kayes, Mali, Boubacar was a superstar in his own country in the early 1960’s until political

Mali Blues

Today I discovered a fascinating musician named Boubacar Traoré, largely hailed as the founder of the modern Mali Blues style. Born in 1942 in Kayes, Mali, Boubacar was a superstar in his own country in the early 1960’s until political

Son of Dave

Son of Dave was once Benjamin Darvill of the Crash Test Dummies but he was reborn as a harmonica virtuoso and beatbox musician extraordinaire.   He inspires me and someday I will own a loop pedal thanks to him.  As

Son of Dave

Son of Dave was once Benjamin Darvill of the Crash Test Dummies but he was reborn as a harmonica virtuoso and beatbox musician extraordinaire.   He inspires me and someday I will own a loop pedal thanks to him.  As

Stairwell Jam

I love subterranean acoustics.  I love it when you find that perfect underground spot to play, cornered in just right and surrounded by concrete.  The other day, for instance, I was waiting for a friend in front of his condo

Stairwell Jam

I love subterranean acoustics.  I love it when you find that perfect underground spot to play, cornered in just right and surrounded by concrete.  The other day, for instance, I was waiting for a friend in front of his condo

Something Had to Break the Silence

Hello, dear reader, it’s been a while. I found one of my old videos and thought it was worth sharing with you.  It’s a harmonic minor jam I shot while alone on the subway one morning.  Nothing special, just fun,

Something Had to Break the Silence

Hello, dear reader, it’s been a while. I found one of my old videos and thought it was worth sharing with you.  It’s a harmonic minor jam I shot while alone on the subway one morning.  Nothing special, just fun,

John Sebastian and Annie Raines

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

John Sebastian and Annie Raines

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

Brendan Power Builds a Song on a Loop Box

This morning I came across a video by Brendan Power in which he plays a variation on Little Walter’s “My Babe” using a TC Helicon Voicelive Touch (looper/harmonist/effects box) and a Korg Pandora multi-effect box.  I really want one of

Brendan Power Builds a Song on a Loop Box

This morning I came across a video by Brendan Power in which he plays a variation on Little Walter’s “My Babe” using a TC Helicon Voicelive Touch (looper/harmonist/effects box) and a Korg Pandora multi-effect box.  I really want one of

A Wordless Lesson on How to Play the Blues

I discovered Rebecca J. Wenger a while back on Reddit but forgot all about posting her video here.  I really like the simplicity with which she approaches the basics of blues.  Sure, she may be no Little Walter, but she

A Wordless Lesson on How to Play the Blues

I discovered Rebecca J. Wenger a while back on Reddit but forgot all about posting her video here.  I really like the simplicity with which she approaches the basics of blues.  Sure, she may be no Little Walter, but she