This performance of my composition “Widow’s Walk” was recorded live at the Virginia Harmonicafest on March 18 2011. It’s a little grainy, but a good performance overall. I’m using a…


This performance of my composition “Widow’s Walk” was recorded live at the Virginia Harmonicafest on March 18 2011. It’s a little grainy, but a good performance overall. I’m using a Lee Oskar Natural Minor harp through a Fireball V mic into a Digitech RP255. The RP255 is set up with a long digital delay followed by a long plate reverb. This performance was very well received at the show, and I felt strong while it was going on.

6 Comments

  1. I noticed your Fireball mic has an additional volume knob (BlowsMeAway?) – is it a volume/impedence matching transformer combo?

  2. Richard… very melodic…perfect for what the title says…
    It sounds like it is in the key of Cm??? I don’t have a Cm harp but when I try to play Cm in third position… I use a Bb harp and it seems to work.

  3. Al,

    Thanks for the kudos, much appreciated. I think I performed this piece on a Lee Oskar natural minor harp in G, playing in 1st position, which would make the piece in C minor, as you’ve said. I often play it in other keys; the main thing is to use a mid-range natural minor harp (such as an F or G). You can’t play the piece as written on any other tuning.

  4. I saw you live at the VA harmonica fest & find this piece so profound. You are truly talented & look forward to hopefully seeing you at SPAH!

  5. I regret that I can’t attend SPAH this year. It looks to be a great show. Enjoy yourself and stay tuned. Regards, RH

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