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Who is/was the best autoharp player???

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Taylor Livingston, Jun 8, 2003.


  1. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    My vote goes to Evo Bluestein.
     
  2. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Are you serious ???;)

    If you are I would say one from the Carter Family...
     
  3. xush

    xush

    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    that is too funny! Good one.

    I grew up with banjos and autoharps and other sundry 'bluegrassian' instruments around the house, and have to say an autoharp can get some nice tones, huh? I've always kind of wanted to keep one around the studio. Never actually broke down and purchased one though.

    Now, if Roland ever makes a V-autoharp...
     
  4. 47th Street

    47th Street Holy Cow!!! We're in Japan!! Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    N.A.
    In my experience, in addition to being the finest Autoharp player I've ever heard, Bryan Bowers is a really nice guy, too!
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014
  5. vmabus

    vmabus

    Nov 1, 2013
    7200'
    Mother Maybelle
     
  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
     
  7. 47th Street

    47th Street Holy Cow!!! We're in Japan!! Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2014
    On The Bus
    N.A.
    ...and then there was that time...back in 1979...that I felt the need to play a chord... :)
     

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  8. I never gave much credit to autoharp as an instrument, but last month I was invited to play upright at a traditional music session and one of the players was an autoharp player named Drew Smith, who seems to be at least semi-known in the autoharp world. Dude can really play, we were doing some jazz and standards along with the traditional stuff. I was very impressed and came away looking at the instrument differently.
     
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