Born and raised in New York City, Mitch, a self-taught musician, began performing
professionally in 1971 in Ithaca, N.Y., but soon moved on to Chicago where his original
jazz and blues compositions blended with the Latin rhythm section of the "New Earth Rhythm Band".
They were regulars on the home-grown music scene at the Quiet Knight, appearing with the likes of Levon Helm and Jan Hammer. Mitch's original composition was featured on "The Best of Chicago" LP in 1977. Later, joining forces with Long Island guitarist Mike Barnett, they opened shows and jammed with blues legends Muddy Waters, B.B King, Albert King, Paul Butterfield, and Johnny Winter. His next stop was as a member of the legendary "Buster And The Soul Brothers,"
where his harmonica became part of the horn section and he occasionally stepped out front to thrill
audiences from NYC to Montauk with his dynamic vocals. Recently he has played the Long Beach Jazz Fest & the Rock Hill SC blues Fest.
  • Member Since: 2003
  • Last Login: 9/12/2022

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Martin Gate
over 30 days ago to Mitch Weiss

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Destin Thibodeaux
over 30 days ago to Mitch Weiss

Hey Mitch, would you be interested in giving some skype lessons? I am an accomplished blues player on harp with a background in jazz and would like to start playing jazz on the harp and would love it you would teach me. Please email at onsetmusic@gmail.com if so. Thank you

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Mitch Weiss
over 30 days ago

Sure, I can give you some pointers....

Mitch Weiss
over 30 days ago

I don't see any music on your profile. Do you have anything I can listen to?

Destin Thibodeaux
over 30 days ago

No don't have much online, I'm the harp player for Big Al & The Heavyweights, www.bigal.net, I have a few old clips on youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv LlNG5KP6TNjl3PYKakrag?view_as=subsc riber

Mitch Weiss
over 30 days ago

Hmm.. Big Al sounds familiar ok will check it out now

Mitch Weiss
over 30 days ago

listening to "take me back to N.O." great groove - of course what would I expect from New Orleans dudes! Nice solo! Heard some overblow action in there :-)

Mitch Weiss
over 30 days ago

OOPs... no overblows :-)

Destin Thibodeaux
over 30 days ago

I believe that was a different harp player on that record, Al has had a ton of great harp players over the years, including Jason Ricci, Jason actually got me the gig with Al. I do overblow quite a bit on the 4 5 and 6, still learning the 7 overdraw. Anyways, how much for some lessons? and when are you usually available. later at night the better for me.

Mitch Weiss
over 30 days ago

LOL! Sorry for complimenting someone else! that YouTube link came up as channel no longer available. Anything else that's really you? Do you have an I PHONE to do Face time? No charge to start...

Destin Thibodeaux
over 30 days ago

Yea I can do facetime, try this link https://www.youtube.com/user/ONSETO NE
If that don't work just youtube search HarpHeavyWeight

Mitch Weiss
over 30 days ago

Hey, checked out your videos.. liked what I heard, you have an "intelligent" musical approach. Are you playing on Cajun roux @ Lizzie Rose concert hall?
Which guy is Big Al? Oh and who's playing with him on this vid: Big Al and The Heavyweights - Cajun Roux? My phone nbr is 516 672 4414 what's a good time to chat? Oh, how did you hear about me?

Destin Thibodeaux
over 30 days ago

That's an old great harmonica player by the name of harmonic red, Big Al is the drummer. I seen your videos on the twin mini chromatic. I want to learn to play jazz on a modified diatonic, either the slip slider, (which I just ordered) or the mini twin. Are you available to chat anytime from 2-4pm today or after 8:30pm?

Mitch Weiss
over 30 days ago

call at 8:30.... "everyone is playing the drums" - James Brown :-)



Mitch! Hope everything is going well! I know you told me what mic you were using---but alas! memory gone! Is it the Audix "Fireball'? Thanks! Pat

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Mitch Weiss
over 30 days ago

Hey Pat, I just noticed I never saw this message from you... well it's an AKAI dm-13 dynamic mic. I don't want to disappoint you but "my sound" has little to do with this mic. I like it because it is small and doesn't tire out my hands...it does sound nice though!



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