[Harp-L] Subject: Re: Dennis Gruenling Masterclass
Anyone thinking Dennis Gruenling plays purely technically sans 'emotion or
passion' should disabuse themselves of that notion immediately. Here's a
performance from a David Barrett MasterClass.
You can't see very much - the vid's a bit dark. All the better actually,
it helps one listen to his playing. Along with the brilliant Rusty Zinn's
guitar Dennis revs up the excitement level so those in the room are caught up
in the music and on their feet by the end of this incredible performance.
Even so, you really DO have to see him play in person to appreciate how
good he is. Another under-rated player by far too many. While assuredly a
perfectionist, that doesn't make him a purely technical player by any means
(as a couple of people here seem to have implied).
His study of Swing and Jump Blues, the old-time and sometimes
long-forgotten players of that style, his Radio Show where he devotes time to airing
their music...all needs to be appreciated far more. Dennis is also a great
friend to the Garden State Harmonica Club and invariably performs at our
Festivals when he can.
Want to enjoy more of this - in person? Come to this year's Festival in
November (3 - 5) at the Ramada Inn, East Hanover, New Jersey.
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