Soulstack with Roly Platt on Harmonica – Willin’ Jon Knight –Vocals/Guitar Roly Platt – Harmonica Chris Latta – Guitar Matt Weidinger – Organ Tom Bona – Drums Darryl ‘Harpo’ Peterson – Bass
Roly Platt trading licks with Chris Latta on guitar SOULSTACK “Skinny Girls” Soulstack is: Jon Knight ( Vocal/Guitar), Chris Latta ( Guitar / Baritone), Darryl ‘Harpo’ Peterson (Bass) and Tom Bona (Drums), with Matt Weidinger (Piano/Organ/Wurlitzer/Clavinet) Roly Platt (Harmonica)
A few years ago I got a call for this session. I walked in & heard this track playing without the vocals – just a groovin’ blues track. The Producer then tells me it’s “Pop Goes the Weasel” for a kids album & I have the head/lead. I really thought he was joking. I had […]
Sadly, the Harp Wah doesn’t seem to help my fishing skills (but it doesn’t seem to hurt), and it is the only effect for acoustic harmonica playing.
Here’s a great example (in a simple, classic country song) George Jones – “He Stopped Loving Her Today” Check Out Charlie McCoy’s choice of notes (“Parts”) in the 2nd Verse. Play Thinking in terms of playing musical ideas, not always just licks & fills will make you a much better musician – not just a […]
Cool Effects for Acoustic Harmonica that go beyond what regular hand cupping can create.
An F harp is usually not great when using a traditional “Cup” but the Harp Wah does a great job at bringing out the right frequencies.
India’s Rohan Singhal is a young and extremely promising harp player making waves on the international scene. Check him out! Rohan Singhal: www.youtube.com Rohan has been enjoying playing with the original Harp Wah & now is finding the new “Wah Claw” handle, is making it even easier for him to hold & use.
Retro-style funk – played acoustically using a Harp Wah with the new “Wah Claw” handle plus a bit of “envelop filter” on my mic.
“Yes!!!! The Wah Claw handle makes it even better!” – Jason Ricci, USA “The Wah Claw is a great Idea – much easier!” – Marko Balland, France “I love the Wah Claw! It’s great! If the Harp Wah was perfect before, now it’s even better!” – Zeb Tognella – Italy “The Wah Claw handle […]
Here are some examples of various sounds, textures and effects that are available using this new cupping device. Check out the NEW “Wah Claw” handle here: https://www.harmonicamute.com/product/harp-wah-wah-claw-handle-combo/
A snippet of Soulstack at the Canal Bank Shuffle ….
What do you do when you’re not soloing or playing fills? There’s Lots! Here’s a blues shuffle that I use some “horn section’ like rhythm playing in as an alternative to doing “licks”. Check out Part one of Rhythm playing here:
What do you do when you’re not soloing or playing fills? Lots! But “lots” means “a little”. it’s all in the simplicity, detail & understanding what the goal is.
How to scare the crap out of the producer on a recording session!
You can’t do the wacky socks thing again….. They love harmonica….. hmmmm…. Here’s a brand new harmonica product that will be appreciated by any harp player. The Harp Wah is a Resonator and Mute Combined It Adds “Trumpet Mute-like”, “Brassy” Tones to any Harmonica Player’s Kit Bag and The “Wah Claw” Handle makes […]
New, attachable grip handle makes holding the Harp Wah easier Who Was This Designed to Help? Players looking for that “extra support” while holding the Wah Players with smaller hands: – Men, Female players, Youth Players having difficulty using the Harp Wah due to Arthritic pain in their hands […]
Harmonica Highlights – South Side Shuffle show. Opening for Cécile Doo-Kingué & Canned Heat. Visit: http://www.rolyplatt.com/ Lance Anderson – B3/piano, Russ Boswell – bass, Al Cross – drums, Terry Blersh – guitar
Old guys and some very talented young fellers having a ball. Mike Branton fronting – with Roly Platt on harmonica. Band: Jordan John, Wayne DeAdder, Dylan Burchell, Julian Psihogios
Here’s a nice Funk jam – where I start out through an amp, then switch over to acoustic playing using the Harp Wah. To me, the cupping effects I get with the Harp Wah work well in a tune like this. I would normally choose to go through an amp on this type of track, […]
I’ve been using this FX pedal for a while now for harmonica. Dispatch Master is a hi-fi digital Delay & Reverb Device that combines great sounding Reverb & Delay effects into one small pedal.
I was a “stick” mic. (straight style harp microphone) guy all of my career. One reason for that was that I found holding a larger bullet mic a bit awkward and harder to get a good seal around the microphone. Here’s a solution that helped me – Grip Tape. You Can Get Some Here: Additional […]
I had to laugh when I saw this video. The 100% organic Harp Wah. I love it!
I have received several requests from players and Harp Wah users to sell my Harp Wah drawstring storage bags separately – to be used as a Bullet Mic, harmonica or effects pedal soft storage pouch. (I use them myself for spare harps and for my FX pedals).
The Harp Wah by Roly Platt is a professional solution to using a “cup” when playing acoustic harp. Read more about it here:
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