Blog: Harmonica Articles


One Bad Dude – Junior Wells (Video Playlist)

By JP Allen ~ Junior Wells was a Chicago-based blues harp player and singer. He is well known for his collaborations with Muddy Waters, Earl Hopper, and Buddy Guy. Bill Dahl describes him as “one bad dude, strutting across the stage like a harp-toting gangster, mesmerizing the crowd with his tough-guy antics and rib-sticking Chicago blues attack”. (Get the [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Wanna come to a Harmonica Retreat in Hawaii with JP?

By JP Allen ~ YES! Because the other retreats sold out so fast, I’ll be hosting an additional 5-day harmonica retreat at my home in Kauai for beginning and intermediate-level harmonica players. I’m limiting this retreat to only 12 harmonica students so I can get to know you and personally help you with your biggest harmonica challenges... Continue Reading »

Saved by Harmonica – Exclusive Mark Hummel Interview

By Jaine Rodack ~ Mark Hummel spent a good part of his life being the odd man out, which is to say, in the minority. And so it was that early on he was immersed in, and gained an appreciation for, the music and culture of races, places and cultures other than his own. His parents met at Yale [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Q&A: Richard Hunter on Breaking Boundaries with the Diatonic Harmonica

By Justin Norton ~ If you want to take your harmonica playing outside of the traditional blues, rock and country paths, there are plenty of examples to follow. Simply visit one of the popular Facebook forums and listen to a wealth of brilliant jazz and classical harmonica playing, not to mention other unexpected genres. This was not always the [&hellip... Continue Reading »