Posts Tagged: entertainment

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

Jam on Warren’s Porch

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a friend’s birthday party and at some point during the night found myself on the porch with a harmonica and a small audience. It’s always nice to play for people who really

Jam on Warren’s Porch

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a friend’s birthday party and at some point during the night found myself on the porch with a harmonica and a small audience. It’s always nice to play for people who really

Spontaneous Participation in Art

This has to be my favorite harmonica video of all time.  I was visiting Gibbs Farm in New Zealand when I discovered this giant tensile sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor and was cosmically compelled to play into its echoing maw. 

Spontaneous Participation in Art

This has to be my favorite harmonica video of all time.  I was visiting Gibbs Farm in New Zealand when I discovered this giant tensile sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor and was cosmically compelled to play into its echoing maw. 

Harmonica Vacuum Solo

This really is too adorable to not post.  It has no real musical merit, nor will you be educated or enlightened in any way, but this kid is just so freakin’ cute.  And he plays that vacuum-harmonica like a rock

Harmonica Vacuum Solo

This really is too adorable to not post.  It has no real musical merit, nor will you be educated or enlightened in any way, but this kid is just so freakin’ cute.  And he plays that vacuum-harmonica like a rock

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

Chilly Gonzales Doesn’t Play the Harmonica

But that man is an absolute genius on the piano!  If you’ve never had the pleasure of listening to Chilly Gonzales, I invite you, one and all, to sample his wares.  His most recent album, Solo Piano II follows up

Chilly Gonzales Doesn’t Play the Harmonica

But that man is an absolute genius on the piano!  If you’ve never had the pleasure of listening to Chilly Gonzales, I invite you, one and all, to sample his wares.  His most recent album, Solo Piano II follows up