Amazing Musical Discovery: Her name is Christelle Berthon and she is without a doubt, the best female harmonica player I have ever heard. Students of the harp should check out her tone and vibrato, not to mention her improvisational technique. WOW!
Christelle has over 100 videos on Youtube and some of them are harmonica lessons. Her artist website is here: http://lharmonica.com/lharmonica.com/Lharmonica_Portail.html
The best free harmonica lessons on the net! - I still can't believe this guy Adam Gussow gives these amazing harmonica lessons for free. Live video lessons with great background on the styles and lore of harmonica players and the blues genre.
I give lessons myself and I got to
tell you I learned stuff from this guy.
He also has a lessons and personal site at: http://www.modernbluesharmonica.com
Here is a sample of his AMAZING stuff:
When I first came to Louisiana in 2006, one of the best bands I saw here was Mark Willis and Cocodrie, in my opinion, the hottest R&B band in what is called Acadia or southtwest Louisiana. They totally rocked the joint and everyone was great spirits. It was unbelievably warm and friendly there.
Radio Stations on the net that play the BLUES
The best way to learn about blues music is to listen to it, not read about it. To that end, here are some kick a** net radio stations that play it like it IS!
Pages on the net devoted to Blues Harmonica Greats
Be sure to check out The LEGENDS pages on this site, featuring extensive biographies and sound clips of the greatest blues harmonica players.
The Sherman "Tank" Doucette home page After many years as co-host of the Bluesharp Page and Curator of the Bluesharp Museum, Tank has a new site of his own with soundclips, bio, etc. A Hohner endorsee, he also appears on the Hohner Featured Artist site. Be sure to check out this fine Canadian Bluesman.
If its harp lore, interviews with legends and more you want, look no further than Steve"Big Daddy BluzHarp"Harvell's site.
If you love the blues, you gotta see and hear www.sonnyboy.com!
Taj Mahal is one of my personal favorites
One Canada's harp greats is Harpdog Brown.
Portnoy has recorded with with everyone from Muddy Waters to
George Harmonica Smith Page at Blind Pig Records
Howard Levy can coax more notes out of a diatonic harmonica than anyone. Period.
Lee Oskar Bio page
The Annie Raines is one of the very few female pro Blues Harmonica players. Go Annie!
The Richard Hunter Website. Check out the interviews in his Pro section.
Jean-Jacques Milteau is a highly regarded French Harmonica player.
The Gary Primich website.
Check out the BluesFools harp player Mátyás "Matt" Pribojszki and download free MP3's of their music at mp3.com
Lee Sankey is a professional Blues Harp player and songwriter from the U.K. who has a very unique site.
Danish harmonica ace Lars Ringgard has one of the best personal sites I have seen and heard.
Don Baker is harp player who hailes from Ireland. He has written several instruction books on harmonica playing. http://www.donbaker.ie/
Lynne Hyde and Stu Kinzel acoustic blues. They were honored with the Cascade Blues Association's prestigious Muddy Award for "Best Traditional Act" in 2001. Lynne is an up and coming female harp player.
Wanna chat with other blues maniacs about jamming and other blues related topcs? check out http://blindman.forumhoster.com
Other Blues and Bluesharp Related Sites
Music Education: The Blues Genre - Learn all about the history of the blues and the mysteries of the blues genre at this online learning center that is as close as your computer. - Special thanx for this link go out to Amy and the other kids of Mrs. Ward's classrom.
Bluesharp Nation - A site all about the appreciation of blues harmonica.
The Blue Highway - one of the best blues sites on the Web with tributes to blues greats and a Blues Mall for finding Blues Music and merchandise, a blues radio list and links to blues related sites
King Biscuit Time - awesome blues site with focus on blues harmonica. Lots of sound clips, pictures and blues and harp related links
www.bluesharp.org A single page which organizes all the harp resources on the internet. Always up to date!
SPAH - The Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica - Has lists of harmonica related gigs and events, Links to Industry Resources and players websites.
Travilling the south searchin for the Holy Grail of the Blues? check out this book: The Holy Sites of Delta Blues
Harp-L a list of harmonica related current events and resources on the Internet
Keith Graham's New JT30 page, with everything you ever wanted to know related to harmonica and microphones plus great links and guidance
the vintage harmonica Mic and Amp collection at
PlanetHarmonica e-zine is another top rated harmonica site
Hear an online Interview with Willie "Big Eyes" Smith former drummer with Muddy Waters for 15 years at http://www.southerner.net/v1n2_99/soculture2.html
BluesNet, billed as the Internet's Blues Resource Centre, has artists, mentors, readings, pictures and other blues related links
MudCat Cafe is a magazine dedicated to folk and blues music
Corky Siegal has a page on the web.
www.stlblues.net, is a music Ezine. Over the past two years our site has became a leading St. Louis destination site, both locally & internationally.
Ron' s Harp House is a new harp site. Ron is an old pal from my early playin days
Read about the history of Chess Records
Blues and Bluesharp Related Events
Harmonica Master Class
- "Where the Legends Meet the Masses" Is an event hosted by
David Barrett in the San Jose Area that will feature various
harmonica related workshops.
Commercial Blues and Bluesharp Related Sites
Harmonica.com offers Hohner, Suzuki, Lee Oscar harmonicas and harmonica news, plus free harmonica lessons and a harmonica forum.
Harmonica lessons on CD and video you be lookin' for, get on
Lee Oskar Enterprises - Website has a section on Lee Oskar the recording artist and in-depth information on the Lee Oskar harmonica product line.
Lots of great harp resources at Coast to Coast Music
Kevin's Harps sells just about every harmonica and accessory for the harp player that you can think of... and some you haven't! Be sure to check out his printed catalogue.
CustomHarmonicas.com has contact info for Joe Filisko, Richard Sleigh and James Gordon.
Richard Sleigh's site is at http://customharmonicas.com/sleigh/index.htm
Harmonica Central is Jon Gindick's site. All about his harmonica Instruction courses.
Glenn Weiser's page has free harp tune transcriptions, including Little Walter's "Juke" and information about his harmonica courses.
Read about Sonny Jr. Harmonica amps.
Blues and Harmonica Related Newsgroup and Mailing Lists
alt.music.harmonica a UseNet news group devoted to Harmonica playing
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