From: CA, United States
Genre: Blues, Jazz, Blues Roots Music
A blues lover's delight. Tasty, soulful harmonica blues.
Beth Kohnen lives directly across the bay from San Francisco and plays blues in the Bay Area and surrounding wine country. She has also taken her music to New Orleans, Paris, Florence, Venice, Scotland, and Dublin.
Beth grew up in South Portland, Maine. When she was a teenager the economy brought her family to Pittsburgh Pa. where she studied classical piano with the head of the music department at Carnegie Mellon and heard live blues for the first time by sneaking into Pittsburgh's famous Crawford's Grill. At Syracuse University she fell in love with Big Walter Horton's blues harmonica and by 1998 she was living in the San Francisco Bay Area and sitting in on harmonica with Grammy winner Steve Freund, Big Walter's last guitarist.
In 2001 she recorded her first CD "Hard Hearted Woman" with Steve Freund, Wendy DeWitt, Randy Bermudez, and June Core.
In 2005 Beth booked her band at San Francisco's renown Biscuits and Blues and released her 2nd CD, "Knee Action". You can hear this CD on www.cdbaby.com/bethkohnen.
In 2011 Beth released her third CD, "Ease My Worried Mind" as a duo with WC Handy nominee guitarist Rusty Zinn. Many songs from this CD are posted here on Jango. The full 18 somg CD is available online at www.cdbaby.com/bethkohnen2
Beth is currently playing music in San Francisco and recording a new CD due to come out in 2013. Feel free to email Beth about music at firstname.lastname@example.org.