Blog: Harmonica Articles

SPAH: America’s Biggest Harmonica Party

By Jaine Rodack ~ “Life is short, and this is one of the better ways to spend a lot of it.” – A customer enjoying a bowl of chili on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. He may have been talking about chili, but that fellow could have just as easily been talking about SPAH (Society for the [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Sweet Soul n Bitey Blues – Steve Marriner, Video Playlist

By JP Allen ~ Steve Marriner is a Canadian harp player, guitarist, singer-songwriter, and more. He is known for his original blues and soul sound, and has collaborated with the likes of Kim Wilson (the Fabulous Thunderbirds) and the blues/folk guitarist Harry Manx. Steve is currently the frontman of the award winning blues-rock band MonkeyJunk, check out the MonkeyJunk [&hellip... Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »