Rick Estrin - singer, songwriter, showman, raconteur, fashion plate,and harmonica player extraordinaire, has tapped into his remarkable panoply of talents to produce this unique DVD aimed at raising the playing and performance skills of aspiring harmonica players of all levels.
While most instructional materials focus on the physical aspects of playing the instrument, Rick addresses the equally important conceptual side of music and performance: how to get inside the groove and let it carry you to a greater degree of freshness and creativity, avoid being stuck in a rut and becoming a prisoner of stale patterns and clichés, how to listen and construct interesting solos, and how to connect with your audience, entertain them, and “get over” with the crowd.
His 25 years of performing all over the world as the front man for Little Charlie and the NIghtcats - now Rick Estrin and the NIghtcats, has given him a wealth of experience which he now shares with you. I guarantee that you'll learn a lot, and as is always the case with Rick, be hugely entertained along the way.
Grammy nominated Jerry Portnoy has worked extensively with both Eric Clapton and Muddy Waters and has produced the outstanding instructional package "Jerry Portnoy's Blues Harmonica Masterclass"