Vintage Blues




Hello and welcome to my website – I’m Beth Kohnen  (sounds like Conan) ,  American blues harmonica player and vocalist. 

Conservatory trained in classical music I’ve been playing blues professionally since 1998 and have shared the stage with blues legends Steve Freund, Rusty Zinn, R.J. Mischo, Timm Walker, Randy Bermudez, June Core, Michael Oliver Warren and many more.  Reviewers who love the old blues have kindly called my vocals “low and smoky” and my harmonica tone “deep and closely reminiscent of Big Walter Horton”.  High praise indeed.  Big Walter is my musical hero.  Whether I’m playing a little club in Paris or an outdoor market in California,  first time hearers and blues aficionados alike come in, kick back, and enjoy the lovely old blues.