gravel toned dirt blues harp,
shimmering harmonica colours,
fourthrate slacklustre compositions,
unmusical growl.

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Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
i played harmonica on micah p. hinsons gospel of progress ... if youve heard the record you will know why im proud of it
What are you working on at the moment?
relict, amp graveyard
Analog or digital and why?
analog
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
that its somehow difficult
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
what key are we in
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
love your song before you hand it over
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
hohner cross harp in G, 1958 shure green bullet, smokey amp (marlboro light), straight-up mic stand, 9v batteries.
How would you describe your style?
small scale biblical epics, i play less than any other harp player out there ... in a good way
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
jim sclavunos
Can you share one music production tip?
be a little bit out of time, be a little bit out of tune, the music will be better for it
What type of music do you usually work on?
well-written songs
What's your strongest skill?
sustain
What do you bring to a song?
i will take a song that you love and make it sound a little better
What's your typical work process?
anarchic, nonmusical
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
the late robert quine, the late howlin' wolf, the late cat iron, the late mississippi fred mcdowell, dave berman, tom waits
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
session harp playing