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David's Tip of the Day: Bill Barrett - HOHNER Masters of the Harmonica

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Bill Barrett - HOHNER Masters of the Harmonica

Published on Jul 15, 2014 from Hohner Harmonicas
"Bill is an uniquely talented chromatic harmonica player and vocalist who lives and plays in Los Angeles. Bill grew up in Florida and got his start on the harmonica there. Following an abbreviated stint in the Navy he moved to LA in 1984 and started infiltrating the jazz and blues scene there. Over the years Bill has become involved in a seemingly dizzying variety of recording and performance projects. Early projects included El Groupo Saxo and The Reluctant Toby, the later resulting in a 1987 release titled "The Ultimate Hobby" (New Alliance Records). In the video he talks about his beginnings, his existence as a homeless harmonica player and how he started to live on music. Furthermore he tells us something about Hazmat Modine, chromatic harmonicas and the strange sounds and effects that you can play with such an instrument."