Joe Filisko is the leading expert on traditional diatonic blues harmonica styles, with an encyclopedic knowledge of the playing techniques and music of the defining players of both pre- and post-war eras.

He has taught at the Harmonica Masters Workshops from the very beginning, starting in 2003 and his weekly classes at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music have introduced numerous students from all walks of life to the magic of harmonica music. His groundbreaking work in the field of harmonica customizing has led to a wave of imitators and his legendary custom instruments, used by numerous top players, have played an important role in the emergence of modern harmonica styles. Joe has released 3 CDs with Eric Noden and the duo performs frequently live, touring internationally and appearing at clubs, concerts and festivals.

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WORKSHOP: Traditional Blues Harmonica Styles

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