Why(K)now is a band unlike any other. Think power trio–Hendrix or Led Zep, with harmonica leading instead of guitar. Already having trouble imagining the sound? Check it out. The big…

Why(K)now is a band unlike any other. Think power trio–Hendrix or Led Zep, with harmonica leading instead of guitar. Already having trouble imagining the sound? Check it out.

The big sounds come from running the harmonica through a battery of amp modeling devices to big it up. I got the idea reading an interview with Korn’s lead guitarist, where he talked about recording simultaneously through 4 amps in the studio. I thought “I can do that,” and put my amp modelers together with a few channel switching pedals. Voila–harmonica as big as King Kong.

The band’s lineup currently includes Lexi Bodick on electric bass and Tracey Kroll (well known for his work with electronic jazzers Spinning Plates, among others) on drums.


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