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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bharath at 2016 TBS Harmonica Workshop



This year's Harmonica Workshop had a packed house at a great venue, The Paintbox Bistro. Three very different harp players.  Jerome talked about working on technique. "You're always going to sound like yourself but it helps to have a larger pallet of textures to choose from."  Bharath was all about the feel - letting your breathing guide the melody and the sound.  Carlos showed his mastery of the instrument - even doing a solo where he played in all 12 keys. Jerome's band with Shawn Kellerman was solid - Gary Craig on drums and, wait for it,  no bass player.  The second guitarist is Eric Shenkman - of the Spin Doctors.  He was using an octave pedal (sounded better than my Boss Octave Pedal - must find out what he uses)