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STME58
77 posts
Feb 08, 2012
5:41 PM
I was born in Fullerton Ca. I spent a few years I can barely remember in Decatur Il before moving to Ventura Ca where I lived until I went away to college in San Diego. I am still in the San Diego Area.
phizog
1 post
Feb 09, 2012
1:43 PM
Currently in Yuma Arizona. Been all over the place the past year and living in an RV. Adjusting to life being free.
nacoran
5225 posts
Feb 13, 2012
11:26 AM
Welcome aboard everyone! :)


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BigDaveD
1 post
Feb 14, 2012
6:57 AM
I live in Hickory, nc. I have been playing harp for a very long time.A good forum.
laurent2015
1 post
Feb 19, 2012
2:38 PM
Well, I was born and I live in Brussels, Belgium.
Harmonica is a long story, I began with it after listening to..."Smokestack Lightnin'" (Live from The Yardbirds)that means about 1970.
I learnt by myself (on that time there was indeed no internet) but the progresses were not terrific, even if by chance I found the bending technique.
I can say that I discovered the actual potential of the instrument mid 2009, after 20 hibernation years.
Now I think I play rather well Whammer Jammer.
I'll have to talk about a blues I heard mid 70ies played by a certain "Sonny", but I can't find the title of it; I however remember the melody and just made a mp3 to make you hear that little part I remember: you know, it's my old dream (obsession?) to be able to play it.
I'm glad to be here with you, that was a tiny click for the laptop, but a giant leap for me.
Read you soon.

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Aart
1 post
Feb 23, 2012
2:59 AM
Hi,

Born, raised and living in the Netherlands. Have been playing harmonica ever since I got a cassette with Muddy Waters' music on it when I was 16.

Favorite musicians: Little Walter (of course), Blind Willie Johnson, Tom Waits, Duke Ellington, Hendrix, White Stripes, Black Keys, Art Blakey/Lee Morgan....The list goes on and on and on and on...
ibalfe
1 post
Feb 26, 2012
2:49 AM
Hi, I'm from Portsmouth, UK. Looking forward to the gig in London this week.
Teleguit
4 posts
Feb 26, 2012
3:03 AM
West Texas Born but somehow ended up in Richmond Virginia. Been Playing music most of my life but only started harp a couple years ago.
Waldo
38 posts
Feb 26, 2012
9:33 AM
I'm from Southern California, now I'm in Los Angeles, just started playing harp this year, Jan 2nd actually. I've been a musician for 13 years now. Piano (13), Euphonium (7), Oboe (5 not anymore), tuba (4). + a few others.

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little onion
3 posts
Mar 07, 2012
9:35 PM
dudes- i bow deeply to all of you! grew up on the north coast of maine.
father and grandfather played harp. stephen foster and swing standards and some classical stuff. i stole one of my dad's harps when i was four and started playing then (i stole it because he said i was too young to start playing harmonica, which i though was just silly... so i guess i had to show him.) when he came ot see my band play when i was in college i confessed... and he said he knew... but he lept quiet all these years cause he knew he was wrong about it! i live in brooklyn where i play in a funk band and teach traditional harmonica/fiddle and pipe tunes at maine fiddle camp in the summers an have a few private students scattered around. happy to have found you all!
blessings to you all.
oh and when i started playing was 55 years ago.
nacoran
5350 posts
Mar 07, 2012
10:08 PM
Welcome aboard everyone!

Little Onion- I lived in Maine a for a about a year when I was real little, right across the river from Canada. One of my first memories is of getting yelled at for breaking the picture window in our living room by throwing a stick. My intentions were good; I was trying to kill a black fly that had gotten in. In practice though, I just let all his buddies storm the place. I'm not sure if my parents were more angry with me because of the cost of the picture window or because of the swarm I'd let in.

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little onion
4 posts
Mar 07, 2012
10:19 PM
across the river from new brunswick like near calais, maine? jeez. black flies. what a funny image your trying to kill a blackfly throwing a stick at it!
little onion
5 posts
Mar 07, 2012
10:20 PM
across the river from new brunswick like near calais, maine? jeez. black flies. what a funny image your trying to kill a blackfly throwing a stick at it!
nacoran
5351 posts
Mar 07, 2012
11:57 PM
Yep, Calais. If you walked across the street there was a staircase that went down to the river band. To be fair, it was a pretty heavy stick. Not too long and pretty good heft (it did break the window after all.) Kind of billy-club like. If I'd hit him against a flat surface I'm pretty sure he would have been a goner. I was only about three at the time. We moved from Florida to Maine, and back to Florida all in less than a year. I didn't have much better luck with bugs in Florida. My mom was trying to teach me how to be observant, so when I told her there was a bug in the kitchen she asked me to describe it. She sent me back a couple times for more details. Finally she got worried and followed me out to find me kneeling over a scorpion to see what color eyes it had.

The worst bugs I have to worry about now is earwigs. Upstate New York may be boring at times, but it's pretty safe on the wildlife frontier (although small pets have to watch out for coyotes now).
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Bud
1 post
Mar 08, 2012
8:09 AM
New to the board. Hello to everyone.

Rochester, NY
Cleatusjr
1 post
Mar 08, 2012
8:33 AM
I'm from Minneapolis, MN. I started playing harmonica a little less than a year ago. Found an old harp at my buddies house. It was his grampa's. We played some regea squeeks to a beat and I wanted know what the note on it were. Then I found Gussow on the internet. I've always liked the blues, but I learned so much from Gussow I found out I didn't "know" the blues. Started on guitar and now play trumpet and harp.

No way I would be as good as I am with out Gussow!!

THANKS!!!

Can't wait to see Adam play at the Deep Blues Fest in MN in August!!


God Bless the U.S.

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CheeseEtha
1 post
Mar 10, 2012
5:21 AM
Hi, I'm from Belgrade Serbia. I started playing harmonica oct.15.2010 cheers.
nicewrk
41 posts
Mar 10, 2012
6:13 AM
Born and raised up on the mean streets of queens, searchin the streets and thrift shops for ancient blues. Been playin since im a baby chile.
playin on the NY/LI music scene, on to houston/austin (pardon my language ive been to the hut). Now livin on the mounaintop in the Catskills. Whoopin and a hollerin
the blues.
shake one time for me


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Saqqara
3 posts
Mar 10, 2012
6:39 AM
New Orleans area. Picked up Gindick's "Musically Hopeless" set as a kid and bumped into cleaning out a closet. It's been a couple years now, wasted lots of time on the internet around this topic, went to HCH twice, met up with the New Orleans Harmonica club folks at various venues as a spectator, but showing little progress as a player. I don't get a lot of time alone to woodshed except the car. Hopefully it becomes compulsive behavior soon, seizing a couple minutes here and there.

Greg

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red_mud
1 post
Mar 10, 2012
1:19 PM
Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Canada, spent most of my adult life in Newfoundland and now retired on Prince Edward Island. Absolute beginner . . . once again . . . but now that I have some time I'm looking forward to the neighborhood of this forum and Adam's lessons.
Piro39
22 posts
Mar 10, 2012
4:53 PM
Born in Boston...had a band in Boston in the 60's called The Hallucinations which had two future members of the Jay Geils Band as members, Peter Wolf and Stephen Jo Bladd.I now live in Santa Fe New Mexico for the last 30 years.
Gumshoe
5 posts
Mar 10, 2012
5:45 PM
I'm from Dixon, IL...hometown of Ronald Reagan. Its a small town that is 100 miles west of Chicago.
bigonpig
1 post
Mar 14, 2012
3:32 PM
Grew up and went to college in Fayetteville, AR (Go Hogs!), spent 10 years in Chicago and now call Springfield, IL home.
greeno
16 posts
Mar 15, 2012
4:01 AM
Born in the City of Swansea, South Wales UK, birthplace of the poet Dylan Thomas, who Bob Dylan apparently named himself after, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and not much else. Lived in Middlesbrough, (NE England) 3 years, and London 16 years. Now living in Oxfordshire, England for the last 7.
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joek18
19 posts
Mar 16, 2012
6:40 PM
Born, bred and buttered in Chicago and environs. Currently reside in Glencoe, IL - five suburbs north of Chicago along Lake Michigan. Having offered that stuff, I've been on the road in comedy (and music) most of my 40 year career. I've been to 48 of the 50 US states along with extended stays in Canada, Ireland, and jaunts to England and elsewhere.
wimpy
1 post
Mar 17, 2012
11:03 AM
Hi y'all. New here, re-born player after 10+ year hiatus. Born and raised between Levittown, Pa and Surf City, NJ. Great site Adam, it has the juices flowing again. Our paths crossed back in the early 90's when they used to have the Benson and Hedges Blues festival at Penns Landing. You signed a MB for me and we chatted. Glad to see your still the same guy.
Sea Ya~~~
opendoor_harps
2 posts
Mar 18, 2012
11:35 PM
Born in Lawton Oklahoma. Learned to play the blues in Chicago. Biker Bars in Colorado. Engineering / Audio Production /various Recording Studios in Oakland, San Francisco, Northern California. Now in Bay Area, CA.
unceded
2 posts
Mar 19, 2012
7:54 AM
I'm from a Lil place called Walpole Island. It's in SW Ontario canada. Haven't posted much but really enjoy the sharing of info. Great forum and community. Been playing for about 30 yrs. I do okay and really love the harmonica. It's been good to me.

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Distilled Records
1 post
Mar 19, 2012
8:08 AM
Born: Stockport (near Manchester) in the UK now live in Scotland UK

hello everyone....
bluezone
1 post
Mar 19, 2012
12:13 PM
Hi Folks,I was born in Nova Scotia,Canada and have been playing guitar and harp now for 35 yrs.Harmonica had kinda takin a back seat over the years until last year when I was checking out youtube and came across a guy named..........Jason Ricci.After I picked myself up of the floor it seemed i had instanley fell in love with the harp again.Now I can't get enough.Special thanks to all of you who share your knowledge so freely.Later
nacoran
5501 posts
Apr 06, 2012
11:00 PM
Welcome aboard everyone!

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Chino
1 post
Apr 20, 2012
3:03 AM
Hi everyone,
I'm from Juncos, Puerto Rico.
Now, living in Rochester,NY.
For some strange reason, Since I was a kid, I always had a harmonica lying around. Now is the time to learn the instrument.
TheoBurke
5 posts
Apr 20, 2012
3:12 PM
Theo Burke, aka Ted Burke, born Detroit , Michigan 1952, picked up first harmonica after seeing seeing Butterfield band in 1966 at no age limit folk club The Chessmate. Moved to California, attended UCSD in San Diego, worked as carnival worker, newspaper reporter, editor, warehouse manager, bookstore manager , bookseller. Currently works for the University of California. Singer and harpist in sometimes bands.
paulbunyn
4 posts
Apr 20, 2012
4:26 PM
Born in Memphis Tn., Now live in Hickory Valley Tn. 80 miles east of Memphis and 60 miles due north of Oxford Miss. Looking forward to Hill Country Harmonica 2012, my first time going! I look forward to meeting Brandon Bailey and Dr. Feelgood Potts. I look forward to seeing Adam again.
gad wagon
10 posts
Apr 20, 2012
7:00 PM
I spent the first 20 years of my life drinking water from the Delta!

Raised in Wynne Arkansas, about one hour west of Memphis Tennessee.

Spent six months in San Antonio for Air Force training in 2005-6. Spent 2006-2008 at Ramstein Air Base Germany. The summer of 2007 in sunny, central Iraq.

Will be graduation with a degree in philosophy from St. Joseph Seminary College south Louisiana in two weeks.

Been playing harmonica since Christmas 2010, a little over a year.... and love it!
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Cole
1 post
May 28, 2012
12:16 PM
Hi folks...
I've been lurking a while on the forum following posts and really learning a lot about the harp world. So much info and resources it's mind boggling! Seemed like a nice community of folks so I decided to join up.

I'm a beginner harp player, started this past spring. I've been a performing blues musician going on 40 years as a guitar player. I've been wanting to play harp for many years and everytime I bought a harp to learn they never worked right. So it didn't last to long!It was frustrating!

This time I was determined. I decided to do my homework and researched who was making harps that actually played well OOTB, who to seek out for the best way to get started so I wouldn't have to back track and undo a bunch of bad habits, etc, etc.

That's how I discovered Adam and this forum. I started David Barrett's program recently and am having a blast adding a new deminsion to my music! Thanks to forum discussions I've made some nice purchases I'm very pleased with! I own some Manji's, Crossovers, SP20's & a Seydel 1847. I even learned to do some basic gapping & profiling without permenantely wrecking any of them.

I was born & raised in California and moved to Louisville Ky 11 years ago. I front my own bands and solo too. I'm primarily a slide player. I've toured all over the US and a part of Canada and I've played gigs of every description from major blues festivals to neighborhood fish fry's. Right now I'm spending a lot of time woodshedding in my studio and less time gigging.

And there you go...
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Rgsccr
18 posts
May 28, 2012
12:47 PM
Born and raised in Cleveland, OH. Went to college in the late 60s first at UC Santa Barbara, then Berkeley to play tennis. Used to hangout on Telegraph Ave. listening to guys in from Chicago playing harp. Moved to Seattle with my wife in '79 and been here since. Rich Greenberg
nicewrk
43 posts
May 30, 2012
4:33 AM
"Upstate" in the Catskill NY Queens transplant, came up to the mountains fer a weekend 35+ years ago.
" The blues is a healer" Lovin the harp since i heard sonnyboy, Mayal and Cotton.

AKA Half blind Mango Chutney

"He don't know shit but he sure makes it sound good"

By the way goodbye Doc Watson, thanks for making me pick up the guitar.
nacoran
5760 posts
May 30, 2012
9:18 AM
Welcome aboard everyone!

nicewrk, welcome aboard from Albany!

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Bart van Strien
1 post
May 30, 2012
1:02 PM
Hi, my name is Bart,
born in the Netherlands, Europe. Living in a little village, 30 min drive from Amsterdam.

What else is there? Mmm, I play banjo, harmonica & a little bit of fiddle in the bands Hillbilly Boogiemen and Blue Grass Boogiemen.

www.youtube.com/user/BartvanStrien
Bluedawgbluesacrat
1 post
Jun 04, 2012
7:42 PM

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Kvetch
2 posts
Jun 05, 2012
8:33 AM
Born, raised and still livin in Glasgow, Scotland. Spent 10 years in Campbeltown in the Mull of Kintyre, but ended up back in scummy ol' Glasgow again!
Rax Adaam
4 posts
Jun 05, 2012
8:56 AM
Howdy All -

I'm a Montreal (Quebec, Canada) dweller, but born & raised in the big-sky prairies (Winnipeg, MB - few hours north of Minneapolis).

I grew up on the fiddle - busking from the age of 9, have since moved on to other forms of street performance to pay my way through school. Am just now done my degrees and am LOVIN' having the time to get music back in my life. Presently making a return to my fiddle after ~2/3 years off and am having a great time foolin' around with the harp & guitar as well.

Am hopin' that the folks drawn to this site are as genuine as the man who got it started & looking forward to learnin' lots.

Cheers,

Rax
Rarko
1 post
Jun 05, 2012
2:06 PM
I am from Belgrade, Serbia. I used to play a blues guitar for years, but nothing serious... Blues harp got me last year, when I saw on youtube Adam Gussow playing slow north mississipi porch blues. I bought couple of hohners emedietly.. I ve never practiced guitar like I practice my harp playin, it realy got me! :)
Hello to everyone...
BBecher
6 posts
Jun 06, 2012
2:05 AM
Hi from Germany,
I was born in Beckum NRW, raised in Beckum and studied Biology in Muenster Westfalia/Germany, moved to the Eastern Sea for a couple of years, now back in my hometown.

Started playing at the age of 23, wrote a tutorial CD together with Steve Baker in 1998 (Interactive Bluesharp Workshop). I'm now working for SEYDEL Harmonicas (Klingenthal/Germany)since 5 years.

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bushrider
1 post
Jun 07, 2012
6:14 AM
Hi
Name is Mark
Live in london UK
Playing guitar 31 years
Playing Harp 3 years seriously
Also play Uke
Wished I'd put in more effort with Harp earlier.
Cheers
little onion
36 posts
Jun 07, 2012
10:05 PM
born i western PA, grew up in maine, been living in brooklyn over 20 years (i thought i was just passing through on my way to new mexico!)... i went from living a mile or so from my nearest neighbors in downeast maine to darkest brooklyn!!! jaybird, my hat's off to you, dude. happy trails to you!
bluessoul0714
1 post
Jul 08, 2012
5:54 PM
Born and now live in Hubei province,China
(Even I think it is too far from the Mississippi&NY)
Is there anybody comes from China ??If it is ,Let's be friends.Of course I'll be very glad to have friend whereever you are.My email is bluessoul0714@gmail.com
nacoran
5940 posts
Jul 08, 2012
6:12 PM
Welcome aboard Bluessoul! We've got a couple members who spend some time in Japan, and a member (although he doesn't post much anymore) from Malaysia. I don't think there is anyone else from China, at least not anyone who's mentioned it.

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orphan
143 posts
Jul 08, 2012
6:30 PM
Hi bluessoul0714! Glad you decided to join. I think the Blues is a state of mind, so maybe your closer than you realized. Welcome to the MBH Forum.


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