Vintage Blues

A-139-0Hello 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, Bob Welsh, and Willy Jordan  just to name a few.

Reviewers have called my vocals “low and smoky” and my harmonica tone “deep and closely reminiscent of Big Walter Horton”.  High praise indeed.

My specialty is filling a space with old vintage blues and creating an atmosphere that makes people happy just to kick back and listen.  When I play at outdoor markets people say they came into the market because the music drew them in.  I didn’t set out to do that – I just play the music I’ve always wanted to listen to.

Here are a few clips from a recent performance at the Freight and Salvage with Willy Jordan on cajon, Roscoe Gallo on piano and Michael Warren on bass.