Tommy Harkenrider Blues N Roots

Tommy has been a big influence on me, he has changed my way of thinking as regards to accessibility of music styles, I’ve a long way to go but he has made my first steps into Jazz easier, Listening to Tiny Grimes, Bill Jennings George Barnes, Teddy Bunn, Robert Lockwood, these guys travel in out of the Blues Swing and Jazz of theirĀ era many of them highly accomplished session players, playing many different styles on the one album, having to be flexible to put food on the table.

Tommy outputs a bi weekly recording about 30 mins long which is a video of him breaking down a song, lead and rhythm, warts and all he makes mistakes but he does not edit it out. Only $7.00 well worth subscribing. Tommy teaches on Skype and follows up with a personal video covering the ground in the lesson around $40.00 well worth it.

He can be found on his own youtube channel breaking down stuff and commenting on his clinics with the likes of Paul Pigat, Kid Ramos, very entertaining and informative.

Please give this very gifted and entertaining teacher and player a look in you won’tĀ regret it. I’ve the pleasure of meeting with him in London next week, looking forward to it.

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