If you’ve got soul, you love the sound of a harmonica. Many great musicians have, at one time or another, partaken in a little free blowing of the mouth organ, sending the sweet, melancholy sounds of the blues through the air to tickle ear drums of passersby. Since 1991 Mark Hummel has capitalized on this soulful phenomena by producing the Blues Harmonica Blowout series. This traveling band of harmonica masters, led by Hummel, has entertained audiences across the globe with the proficiency and grace of their French harp performances. Also known as a blues harp, the harmonica can make you get up and dance or break down and cry, depending on the handler. So prepare to get handled by the sounds of John Mayall, Rick Estrin, Curtis Salgado and Little Charlie Baty as the Blues Harmonica Blowout series makes a stop at the Coach House this week.
Fri., Jan. 3, 8 p.m., 2014