Kim Wilson Playing Through a Premier 88
I got this email from Joakim Barcheus, a Swedish harp player.
If you want, you can take a peak at my home site and see some pictures on me and my premier amp in action.
If you are attentive, you can see Kim Wilson play through the same amp and I can tell you he enjoyed it.
I was hired in for the band that was going to be the opening act before the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and I tried to convince his manager to take my amp up on the stage instead of the Fender Blues Junior that they had hired for the occasion, but he didn't seem to like the idea. But after showing Kim the amp, Kim's response was: "What is that! I have never seen such a cool looking amp. I must play through that amp!"
The best thing of the whole evening was when he called me up on the stage to play with him and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, which was kind of nerve wracking, especially since he played so well I could not believe it.

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I began collecting data about the microphones used by blue harp players before there was an internet. I began organizing it into in the late 1990s. I accumulated more stuff than I remember. This is some of it.

Street Theory

A Harp Player’s Guide to Music Theory

Learning Harp

Picking Up Blues Harp

A guide to learning to play Blues Harp

Microphone Information

Usenet Articles

Harp Amps

I've been collecting Harp Amps for a while. This is the old website. There is lots of information here. Here a coupld of links.

Harp Tab

A collection of songs and riffs that I’ve worked out over the years, plus some libraries of stuff I’ve converted to tablature. I’ve included most of the notes and instructions that helped me when I was learning to play blues harmonica.

Basic Riffs Simple harp tabs for songs Blues riffs and phrases.

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