Rick Estrin – On the Harp Side - Rick Estrin is a modern blues master. Here is his latest CD that spotlights his fabulous blues harp playing.
Rick Estrin Reveals . . . Secrets, Subtleties, and Tricks of the Blues Harmonica - Not just another instructional DVD, Rick brings attitude, experience (literally THOUSANDS of gigs) and his sense of humor to the table on this one. Start learning the language of the blues right here!
The Fretboard Journal - A guitar magazine for grown-ups. Beautiful photography and in-depth articles make this publication a valued reference. No one ever throws this guitar magazine away.
Adam Gussow’s Modern Blues Harmonica - Another great blues musician resource, this site has a foot in the past, and a foot in the present; plus this guy has the street credit to back it up. Adam has played forever, with everyone, in all kinds of venues. He offers low-cost video lessons and tabs for classic and contemporary blues harp repertoire, plus the Dirty-South blues harp forum. Adam really loves the blues.
Hal 9000 Organs - Hal Markiewicz has extensive knowledge and experience with Hammond organs and Leslie speakers. Hal provides Hammond organ maintenance and servicing, and builds custom, all-tube, compact Leslies. Hal is based in Sacramento, CA.
Ryan Hartt and
The Blue Hearts - Really cool low-down blues
band from Connecticut.
Learn Blues Harmonica - David Barrett offers one of the most extensive websites on blues harmonica. He provides comprehensive online instruction for players of all skill levels, including video lessons, interviews with experts, and my contribution, “Ask Amp Expert Skip Simmons.”
Quan - I have had the honor of restoring some
amplifiers for master repairman and musician, Glen
Quan. This site offers products of uncompromising
quality from the pioneer of after-market guitar
Nick Moss & the
Flip Tops - One of the real torchbearers for
Chicago blues . . . in fact, I believe they are
using a flame-thrower now. Hard-working.
Well-traveled. The real deal.
National Music Museum – Check out this great collection of historical instruments, located at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, SD. I would like to visit someday.
Neal’s Speaker Service - I recommend Ron Neal for any speaker re-coning. He is located in Sacramento, CA. Super-fast mail order service.
tiny telephone - I have done quite a bit of work
for this busy, independent San Francisco Bay Area
studio. John Vanderslice has lots of great vintage