Female Harmonica Players “Now”

Hello Harmonica Lovers!

 

I’m going to be talking about a current female harmonica player that has over 2 Million views on social media her name is (Christelle Berthon.)  Women harmonica players have come a long way since the first recording featuring a female harmonica player in 1950. Now women harmonica players are on tour doing performances all over the world and teaching harmonica and of course a lot of exposure on social media like Facebook and YouTube. This includes more than the USA there are a lot of women harmonica players from all around the World and with social media it’s easy to view their skills and talents on the harmonica. All though most of the female harmonica players are Blues players there’s still a wide variety of other styles like folk, jazz, country, classical that you can view on a social media. Here’s one of the top women on YouTube “Stacie Collins”….more

Stacie Collins

Christelle Berthon.

Christelle Berthon

Born in France started playing the harmonica at age 24 formerly  learning music at age 4 she studied Oboe in a music school in France but found it to be boring so she quit music for several years until a lady gave her a harmonica when she was older. That’s all it took Christelle fell in love with the harmonica and because of her training of music at an early age she was successful  at covering a big range of genres, Jazz, Celtic and Blues she’s also master the technique of overbending which allows you to play chromatically on a diatonic harmonica. Christelle has played with Jean Jacques Milteau, Kenny Neal, Jason Ricci, Melody Gardot and Charlie Musselwhite. Christelle has over 2 Million views on the web. named the undisputed “Harmonica Queen of YouTube”

Here’s a video of (Christelle Berthon) 

It looks like in the video above Christelle Berthon is playing a custom harmonica in the key of Bb  but she usually plays a Suzuki Manji which you can purchase here through my website an Amazon.

Have you ever seen her on YouTube?

Have you ever heard of Christelle Berthon?

Do you like her style of playing?

I would love to get your feedback on this please leave any comments or questions below and I will reply as soon as possible.

Thanks for visiting my website please come back in the future and check out my site I’ll be adding more Female Harmonica players to my website in the future!

larry@alllaboutharmonicas.com

Have a blessed day!

Larry

 

11 thoughts on “Female Harmonica Players “Now”

  1. I used to play the harmonica (badly) many moons ago and the most famous harmonica player that I can remember was Larry Adler. Despite being born in the US, he actually died in London I believe.
    I notice your name is Larry, a coincidence or what?
    For some reason, I never associate harmonica playing with women and I will be interested to learn about other females that have taken up this appealing instrument.
    I think it is an ideal way of teaching youngsters about music. They can be quite impatient but you can get a tune out of it reasonably quickly.
    Nowadays, I only seem to hear its haunting tones in old westerns! Ches

    1. Hi Ches, Thanks for visiting my website I’m not surprised when you said you didn’t associate harmonica playing with women. Most people don’t think of women as harmonica players the stereotype is the Old Black Man playing the blues. harmonica playing has come a long ways since then. When you checked out the page on my website called Female Harmonica Players “Now” Did you get a chance to watch the video of Christelle Berthon she’s Amazing! That’s what the Women Harmonica Players sound like now she’s one of the best.

      Please come back again I’m always adding new & exciting content!

      Have a blessed night!

      Larry

  2. Hi Ches, Thanks for visiting my website I’m not surprised when you said you didn’t associate harmonica playing with women. Most people don’t think of women as harmonica players the stereotype is the Old Black Man playing the blues. harmonica playing has come a long ways since then. When you checked out the page on my website called Female Harmonica Players “Now” Did you get a chance to watch the video of Christelle Berthon she’s Amazing! That’s what the Women Harmonica Players sound like now she’s one of the best.

    Please come back again I’m always adding new & exciting content!

    Have a blessed night!

    Larry

  3. I appreciate your featuring woman harmonica players! Like Ches who commented above me, I usually associate the harmonica with men, perhaps because they’re all I’ve ever seen in movies and on tv.
    I’m going to check out Christelle on YouTube, maybe I’ll be able to learn a little myself!
    My husband recently retrieved his harmonica from his parents house, and we’ve kept it hidden, because kids. Maybe time to dust it off!

    1. Hi Dara, Thanks for visiting my website and your kind comments. I have other post and pages on my website that cover Famous Men Harmonica Players. You’re right most people don’t even know about Female Harmonica Players. Don’t get discouraged after watching the Christelle video she’s Amazing she didn’t start playing that way it took a lot of practice and training. Kids love harmonicas it’s the parents that don’t like the noise when they first start playing one which I understand when I started playing when I was young everybody would say Shut Up that sound terrible! My reply was I know it does now but I’m going to good in the future. I’m 64 now and play every weekend at the beaches of Florida! I’m blessed who would have thought that would happen when i first started out! If there’s anything I can help you with please ask.

      Have a blessed 2016!

      Larry

  4. I love harmonica! Sounds soo nice, and very nice to see that it is still well known, and people are still enjoying them! Is there any female performers that play harmoica and guitar together, that is such a good skill! Thanks for this post, and the youtube video, she is very good! 🙂

    1. Hi Jesse, Thanks for visiting my website and your kind comments about it. Yes Christelle Berthon is very good she is one of a kind. I think I can find a Female Harmonica Player that plays guitar and harmonica but that requires a neck holder for the harmonica to be held so the musicians hands are free to be able to play the guitar this is usually used in Folk Music. I’ll see what I can find for you!

      Please come back to my website in the future as I’m always adding new & exciting content!

      Please feel free to leave any comments or questions below and I will reply back.

      larry@allaboutharmonicas.com

      Have a blessed day!

      Larry

  5. Like others have commented, I have never related women to harmonica playing. I am absolutely blown away by the videos posted featuring these very talented and some multi talented women. When younger I was an average flute player in my high school band. Please post more videos on today’s women. I would enjoy hearing and learning more. Thank you.

    1. Hi kathleen, I know what your talking about even me a harmonica player of 20 yrs didn’t realize how many women harmonica players their were out there. I have plenty more women harmonica players I can write about in the future. Thank you for your suggestion. if there’s anything I can answer for you or help you out with please ask me.
      Have a blessed day!
      Larry

  6. Roly Plat lives near my hometown and his playing made me a Harmonica music lover
    I try to see him whenever I can and am never disappointed
    I inquired as to whether there were any women players
    Until this video , I have never seen a female Harmonica player
    She is absolutely amazing
    Gave me goosebumps
    What an instrument in the right hands
    Regards Cher

    1. Hi Cher,
      Thank you for visiting my website an your kind words. The reason why I didn’t get back to you sooner was because you talked about seeing Roly Platt harmonica player and I didn’t know who he was. So I googled him on Youtube and have been playing along with him even on all his videos even (Over The Rainbow) he is (Amazing) thank you for introducing me to him. Here is a link to another Hot Female Harmonica Player Stacy Collins
      Please let me know if I can help you out in anyway in the future?

      Please come back in the future and check out my website as I’m always adding new and exciting content and new and old male and female harmonica players!
      Have a blessed day!
      Larry

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