Blog: Harmonica Articles


Pierre Lacocque:’s Player of the Month

By Jaine Rodack ~ If Pierre Lacocque’s life story were a play, the harmonica would make a brief entrance in the first act, a fleeting appearance in the second, and save the day in the third. Born in Israel to Protestant parents in 1952, Pierre and his family would lead a somewhat nomadic life, with his father’s work as [&hellip... Continue Reading »


CLOSED: Hawaiian Harmonica Retreat with Joe Filisko & Eric Noden to join Howard Levy & JP

By JP Allen ~ ****ANOTHER AMAZING UPGRADE****Joe Filisko & Eric Noden are joining the adventure!!! 2 openings are available for ADVANCED STUDENTS.2 spots just opened for BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS.Tuesday-Saturday, February 24-28, 2015 These remaining spaces will fill quickly. – If you need time to think about this big adventure before committing, just email Laurie Masters, our retreat coordinator now, and [&hellip... Continue Reading »


Lee Oskar: Player of the Month

By Jaine Rodack ~ Lee Oskar’s love affair with the harmonica began when, as a child of six, a family friend gave the young Dane a harmonica. The boy felt the connection with the harp from the get-go, breathing in and out effortlessly. “It was an incredible feeling,” he says, “and the cover plate made me feel like a [&hellip... Continue Reading »

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Billy Gibson: Harmonica Player of the Month

By Jaine Rodack ~ Check out this rockin’ video! Billy’s “Mississippi Saxophone” really gets going around the 6 minute mark! Billy Gibson remembers the day he decided to become a professional musician. It was the summer he turned eighteen, and the annual Medgar Evers Homecoming was in full swing. Billy’s band had been booked for a week’s worth of [&hellip... Continue Reading »


Get a Taste of This Sweet Jam (Matthew Hardin)

By JP Allen ~ This Kentucky boy knows how to bring it home, with a story behind every tune. I think you’re gonna like Hardin’s style. He says he doesn’t have much of a voice, but his words and music say it all for him. And here’s another one below. With a log cabin backdrop, and a guitar playing [&hellip... Continue Reading »


Joe Stoebenau Takes His Music to the Rails!

By admin ~ Nothin’ beats a good harmonica and guitar jam. Joe Stoebenau and his guitar-playin’ friend roll out some rail-splitting, back-trackin’, hard-hitting blues that’s bound to fire up your engine and get your heart pounding. Please let me know what you think of this video in the comments below!... Continue Reading »