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ABOUT

I'm 29 years old and play the harmonica as my main instrument. I am an endorsed artist for Seydel Harmonicas. I play professionally and have performed in hundreds of venues and with many artists and tour nationally. I play over 150 shows a year with 2 different bands Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers and Lovewhip. I also work as a sideman. I'm currently competing in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. I currently have a solo album in the works for 2019.

Screen name:
Matt Charles
Member since:
Sep 25 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Touring
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week

Influences

My biggest influences are Creedence Clearwater Revival, Little Walter, Blues Traveler, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Pink Floyd, Little Walter, Bob Marley, Red Hot Chili Peppers, I could go on and on......

Instrument experience:

Harmonica:
Expert
Vocalist:
Advanced
Other Percussion:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I usually play harmonica through a 1972 Shure 520sl green bullet mic or a 1940's Astatic JT-30 through 59' Fender Bassman reissue. I will use an SM-57 with a volume control into an amp for Lovewhip. I use a lone wolf harp train amp for smaller gigs. I use several effects pedals to add some uniqueness to my tone.

MUSIC