Blog: Harmonica Articles


Mark Hummel Playlist (West Coast Blues!)

By JP Allen ~ If you’ve not heard of Mark Hummel, where have you been?! The New Yorker said, “Hummel, a specialist in West Coast Blues, knows a thing or two about how to please an audience”. See for yourself in the videos below 🙂 And you can learn more about Mark on his website... Continue Reading »

Blues America (Full Blues Documentary)

By JP Allen ~ “Blues America”, is a must-watch for any blues fan. The ability of downtrodden people to rise up with the power of music that influenced generations to come is powerful stuff. Put your feet up and enjoy! Part 1 of 2 Part 2 of ... Continue Reading »

The Sweet Sounds of James Cotton in Concert (1973)

By JP Allen ~ James Cotton is blues harmonica. Sadly he passed away in March 2017 but his legacy still lives on. Here’s James Cotton in all his glory, a full concert recorded live on 6/15/1973 at Winterland, San Francisco, CA. (For more James Cotton here’s one of his finest albums and here’s his life story) Setlist: 0:00:00 – [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Cheap Thrills Harmonica Cover (With Tab)

By Alex Paclin ~ First off, it took me some time to choose the key of the harmonica to keep that melisma which starts the chorus with the words “Baby I don’t…”. I went with the 2nd position, B harmonica, and the key of F#m, where I have that bend on 3, which fits that phrase. If you choose [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Lesson: On The Road Again (Canned Heat)

By JP Allen ~ Following up from last week’s interview with Mr Will Wilde here’s a cool lesson from the man himself. The song is the instantly recognizable On The Road Again by Canned Heat, such an awesome tune to have in your repertoire. (And if you’re looking for more lessons from Will check out Breakthrough Blues which includes [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Harmonica Player of the Month: Will Wilde Exclusive Interview

By Jaine Rodack ~ Lately, the word “fresh” has been tossed around like a house salad; the latest in a series of over-used accolades employed to describe the awesome, hot, cool, and incredibly gifted among us. Overused though it may be, when it comes to Will Wilde and his music, fresh is the perfect adjective. No same old, same [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Essential Blues Harmonica (Full Album)

By JP Allen ~ Roll-up, roll-up, get your blues fix. This awesome blues compilation features some of the very finest blues harp players of all time, a who’s who of the blues world. Enjoy! (You can grab this compilation on CD too here) Track Listing 01. The Blues Overtook Me – Charlie Musselwhite 02. Scratch My Back – Frank [&hellip... Continue Reading »