- Jon's 2020 Blues Harmonica Jam Camps:
- Sept. 22-26, 2020 (Clarksdale, MS)
- October 10-14, 2020 (Clarksdale, MS)
- Jan. 26-30, 2021 (Ventura, Calif.)
- Mountain Workshop May 26-28, 2020 (June Lake California)
Shirt Pocket Amplification System: Mic, Cord, Amp
This a great way to get use to jamming, and while it may not be the rig you use when BB calls you up on stage, every inch is quality.
First all, the mic. It is Jim McBrides Bottle of Blues mic, made out of a spice bottle, includes an on and off and volume switch, is easy to cup, and comes with a cord. It's small, lightweight and effective.
Next up is your Smoky Amp which is the size of a pack of cigarettes, and is a powerful little thing. Battery operated, with a line out. But this wasn't good enough. Jim McBride worked it a little bit to make it sound much better for the harp, giving you rounder richer tone. All together, your Shirt Pocket System will get you started on amplified practice and playing, and also provide you with a quality mic and mini amp for Shirt Pocket wailing. If you're are going to play amplified, you need to practice amplified. The new harp mod Smokie is great for no-hassle amplified practice. It gives an amazingly powerful distortion and volume, yet it doesn't hiss, or hum, or throw your back out when you put it in your car! It has a line-in, and a line out, a 9-volt battery, and sounds great on its own, or as distorter into your amp or pa. They used to make them out of cigarette boxes, but now use strong, clear plastic. You will love your Smokey Amp.
Included is a cable--and for a few dollars more, my Jam Tracks Cd, created with the great Ralph Carter with 12 guitar, drum, bass, piano tracks covering a range of grooves. Here I am, using the product.