“Women Harmonica Players”

Hello Harmonica Lovers!

I wrote a post on things women like about harmonicas a while back and a reader ask me if there’s any famous women harmonica players? So I researched it and found that there is only a few famous women harmonica players which I’m going to be talking about here in this post.

I’m going to be writing a new post on new and exciting accomplished women harmonica players now!

Willie Mae “Big Mama”  Thornton.  Born 1926 in Ariton, Alabamabigmamathorntonharp USA. Big Mama Thornton as people knew her mostly by that name was a American rhythm & blues singer, songwriter who is still the most well known women player of the blues harp in America. She’s a strong willed women who became a singer, songwriter played Drums and the harmonica. Her father was a Baptist minister and her mother sang in church that’s the first introduction to music that her and six siblings began to sing.  She’s well known for her recorded harp solo on “Big Mama Shuffle”.

Ingrid Berry.  Born 1950 and still performing (Daughter of the Famous Chuck Berry) She’s been performing with her father and as a solo act for many years starting at a early age and still is performing with her father today based out of St. Louis Mo. She is a very powerful singer and a Ingridberryaccomplished harmonica player.  In 1987 there was a famous movie “Hail! Hail! Rock n Roll! where Ingrid Berry played herself.

 

Grace Brim. She is called the “Queen of the Harmonica”. Born in gracebrim1924  Arkansas USA. One of the only female musicians active in post-war Chicago blues scene. She toured with her husband John Brim all over the U.S. and the World. One of the first recordings    featuring a women on a harmonica was “Strange Man” John Brims recording with Grace Brim performing harmonica. She died in 1999.

 

Please come back and visit my website in the future as I’m always adding new and exciting content.

At the beginning of this post I mentioned that I’ll be adding more post of exciting new & now accomplished USA and World Women Harmonica Players!

Female Harmonica Players “Now”


So Please come back and check it out!

Thanks for visiting my website please leave any comment or questions and I will reply!

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Have a blessed day!

Larry

 

7 thoughts on ““Women Harmonica Players”

  1. I studied guitar at Leeds College of Music ( bakc in the day! ) and I always loved to jam with a blues student named Miles….mainly because of his harp playing ( harmonica! ). I’ve tried to get into it so many times myself but I’m just not a natural at it! Do you know of any simple tutorials online involving the harmonica?

    1. Hi Chris, Thank you for your kind words about my website. You ask me if there’s any simple tutorials online the answer would be Yes. Try checking out http://www.freeharmonica.com J.P. Allen Instructor YouTube Ronnie Shellist Instructor online. I’ve learned a lot from both of these Instructor even after playing 20 yrs. you can always learn something new. Hope this helps you out! If I can help in any way please ask.

      Please come back and check out my website in the future I’m always adding new & exciting content!

      Have a blessed 2016!

      Larry

  2. Hi Chris, Thank you for your kind words about my website. You ask me if there’s any simple tutorials online the answer would be Yes. Try checking out http://www.freeharmonica.com J.P. Allen Instructor YouTube Ronnie Shellist Instructor online. I’ve learned a lot from both of these Instructor even after playing 20 yrs. you can always learn something new. Hope this helps you out! If I can help in any way please ask.

    Please come back and check out my website in the future I’m always adding new & exciting content!

    Have a blessed 2016!

    Larry

  3. Hey Larry, it has been an interesting read on some of the famous women harmonica players.
    I am still learning how to play one and it is really enjoyable.
    Since you have promised that you will be coming with another write up on new and exciting accomplished women harmonica players, i am waiting for that.
    Bye bye.

    1. Hi Vallery, Thanks for the kind word on my website I’m still working on it to make it better all the time. You mentioned that you are learning how to play a harmonica if you need any help with anything please ask. I will help you any way I can here’s a link to Accomplished Women Harmonica Players! Click Here….. http://bit.ly/1Rkbyun

      Please come back and visit my website in the future I’m always adding new & exciting content!
      Have a blessed 2016!
      Larry

  4. Hi Larry,

    As a musician I think that the harmonica should deserve much more attention. It is not a very well know instrument and it would be great if there was a ‘come back’ or a revival of the harmonica!

    Thanks for sharing some great women harmonic player with us. I discovered artists today that are extremely talented.

    I had an harmonica when I was a kid but I regret never have gone deeper into studying how to play it correctly.

    I am thinking of adding some harmonica sounds into my productions but I would need to learn how to play properly. Do you where to take some free harmonica lessons?

    Thanks for sharing your passion with us 🙂

    Regards,
    Angélique

    1. Hi Angelique, Thanks for visiting my website and your kind comments. You mentioned about Free harmonica lessons online there’s a couple of ways go to YouTube and type in harmonica instructor’s Ronnie Shellist, Adam Gussow, Jason Ricci or go to freeharmonica.com J.P.Allen. If there’s anything I can help you out with please let me know. I suggestion you start with a Hohner Special 20 harmonica Key of C. Please come back to my website as I’m always adding new & exciting content.

      Have a blessed day!

      Larry

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