Steven Tyler

By mike ~ Steven Tyler (born Victor Tallarico in New York on March 26, 1948) is the legendary lead man for Aerosmith and one of Hohner’s featured artists. He has two types of diatonic harmonicas for sale in his name. Primarily a hard rock, heavy metal, and blues singer, Tyler uses the harmonica as an extension of his [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Brendan Power

By mike ~ Brendan Power is a New Zealand-born harmonica wizard, one of the most creative and versatile harmonica players and makers around today. He has invented many new harmonica tunings, played on many Hollywood soundtracks, and recorded with artists such as Sting, Van Morrison, James Galway, Shirley Bassey, and Paul Young. He is best known for Irish/Celtic [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Mark Ford

By mike ~ Mark Ford (born in California in 1954) opened for Muddy Waters with his brothers Robben and Patrick at age 16. They were offered a record contract, and then Mark quit the band. He is considered one of the best harp players around. He plays an improvisational blend of blues, rock, and jazz that is lively [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Jerry Portnoy

By mike ~ Jerry Portnoy (born in Illinois on November 25, 1943) is a blues harp player known for his rich, fat tones, akin to those of an alto saxophone. He recorded and toured internationally with the Muddy Waters Blues Band, the Legendary Blues Band, and Eric Clapton and has recorded with many other blues artists. Jerry Portnoy [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Jack Bruce

By mike ~ Jack Bruce (born John Symon Asher Bruce on May 14, 1943) has led and been fired from many bands, but he is best known as the lead singer and bassist for the rock trio, Cream. He’s played with the best, including Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, and Ringo Starr’s All Stars. He’s a rocker who considers [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Steve Marriner

By mike ~ Steve Marriner (born in 1985 in Ontario, Canada) started studying the harmonica seriously at age eleven. Has a natural sense of blues phrasing with a blistering-hot technique. Totally in control of every note he plays, he’s played with the JW-Jones Blues Band, as well as with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Currently, he fronts the multi-award-winning MonkeyJunk, [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Ben Bouman

By mike ~ Ben Bouman, from the Netherlands, designs and customizes professional harmonicas, including the Seydel 1847. He is a master craftsman of international acclaim and the owner of Beta-Harps. A technical player, Ben can show you how to do anything possible on the harmonica, and he plays the low notes better than any other harmonica player alive. ... Continue Reading »

Rick Epping

By mike ~ Rick Epping is a California-born musician who has immersed himself in old-time American and traditional Irish music. For many years Epping worked for the Hohner company, and during that time he patented the “Extreme Bending” harmonica. Usually he performs playing the concertina at the same time as the harmonica... Continue Reading »

James Cotton

By mike ~ James Cotton (born July 1, 1935 in Mississippi) is an award-winning, world-renowned living legend of American blues harmonica. He’s toured with some of the classic blues bands, including Muddy Waters and Janis Joplin, and has played with just about every prominent artist in the business, from Big Mama Thornton to Taj Majal to Keb Mo [&hellip... Continue Reading »

Junior Wells

By mike ~ Junior Wells (born Amos Wells Blakemore Jr., December 9, 1934 – January 15, 1998) was a Chicago blues singer/ harp player best known for his associations with Muddy Waters, Earl Hooper, and Buddy Guy. He admitted to stealing his first harmonica when he was seven and was famous for his onstage antics and strutting across [&hellip... Continue Reading »