Re: [Harp-L] Bela Fleck with Howard last night review


As I recall, in the radio interview Howard does not claim to have discovered overblows. He does pat himself on the back, but I thought it was fair self-back-patting. I may be wrong. The interview is here:

I saw the Flektones with Howard this summer and was blown away. I loved the blend and variety of music. Howard needed a lot of room on the stage, very present, huge confidence. All the musicians at a high level (to say the least). The fiddle player -- I'm guessing it's the same person you saw -- was Casey Driessen:


> The Radio interview upset me. He defines himself as the person who
> discovered overblows. He might have discovered overblows without being
> taught, but this is not the same thing. Blues Birdhead, Toots
> Theilemans, Will Scarlett and Mike Turk were all documented by
> recordings before Levy even started playing harmonica. Now, if Howard
> were to define himself as the person who really showed the harp
> community what overblows were about, I would go with that.


> The other players were amazing as well and they had a Nashville fiddle
> player who I need to research, I did not get his name but he did a
> percussion solo hitting the bow against the strings that blew my mind.

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