Vintage Blues

A-139-0Hello and welcome.  I’m Beth Kohnen  ( sounds like “Conan”) – American blues harmonica player and vocalist. 

Conservatory trained in classical piano during high school I started playing harmonica when I went away to college because it was easier to carry around.   I’ve been playing blues harmonica professionally since 1998 and have had the honor of sharing a stage with blues legends Steve Freund,  Rusty Zinn,  R.J. Mischo,  Bob Welsh, and Willy Jordan.

Reviewers have called my vocals “low and smoky” and mentioned my harmonica tone as “deep”.  

As for me, I play the music the way I’ve always wanted to hear it.  I do love filling a space with mellow old blues and watching people smile and kick back like they’re hearing an old friend.   My musical hero is Big Walter Horton.

Here are a few clips from a performance at the Freight and Salvage with Willy Jordan on cajon, Roscoe Gallo on piano and Michael Warren on bass.  It was a lovely night.   There are more video clips under ‘Music”.