Take a Look at the Artist’s Notes for “Blue Future” Right Here
The blues is traditional music. Traditional music is about roots and blooms, and this record is one of the blooms. This is not a traditional blues harmonica record, though I have certainly drunk from the deep well of blues harp history for some of the…
What’s “Blue Future” All About?
Lots of harmonica players use effects nowadays. My intent on this record was not just to make new sounds with harmonicas, but to put the harmonica into a range of new roles in the band (as well as a couple of more traditional ones, like…
A bunch of great-sounding setups for harp that cost well under $1000
The fact is that gear for harp players has never offered better price for performance, and it’s entirely possible to put together a rig that sounds great–or will when you play harp well enough to get a good sound from the instrument–for well under $1000….
Richard Hunter jamming harp at the Acoustic, Black Rock, CT 30 Sep 2019
Digging the iStomp again
I recently decided that taking my Joyo American Sound to jams by itself is not enough. I wanted a battery-powered delay too. My first inclination was to order a used delay pedal. Then I decided instead to try loading one of Digitech’s delay pedal models…
What’s the best choice for your first (or next) amp?
A frequent question from novice harp players is: what should I buy for my first amped setup? Some of the people reading this are going to buy an amp for themselves or someone else for Christmas, or buy one after Christmas with their Christmas money….
What every player (including a novice) should know and do about harp setup
I read a lot of posts on Facebook from people who have bad experiences with harmonicas right out of the box. These people complain that the harp is out of tune out of the box (which I agree is bad), reeds break (FYI, youâ€™re blowing…
Mastering Is Done For Blue Future!
Mastering is complete for the first five of ten planned songs for my 21st century blues record “Blue Future”. The pieces sound great, and as soon as we have the art work ready we will send copies to all of our Indiegogo supporters, followed by…
Digitech Discontinues the RP500 and RP1000. We’re Still Making Sounds For Them.
Digitech has discontinued the RP500 and RP1000 guitar multiFX devices, meaning there will be no further development for these products. The facts are that: 1) There is a large supply of RP500s and RP1000s out there on the used market in good-to-great condition at…
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