From: sk~te.com (Rod Thomas/Sandra Teare)
Date: Sun, 12 Nov 1995 13:35:38 -0500
Subject: Re: two or more harpers

Calling all duos and trios,
Those interested in the sound of two or more blues harpers playing
together have mentioned the "Harp Attack" album and the Big Walter/Carey
Bell album. May I also suggest the '93 release by "Have Mercy". It's put
out by CrossCut Records. This lively group features three harp players,
Steve Baker, Rory Macleod, and Henry Heggen. They do amazing things
together and seperately. For those of you who have never tried alternate
tuned harps, there are a couple of cuts on this CD where Baker demonstrates
his SBS tuning to great effect, and two more where he plays a "Country
tuned Harp". Check it out.

- -Rod-

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Rod Thomas email: sk~te.com
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