Workshop Instructors
David Light
Although Dave Light started playing harmonica at the age of four, it wasn’t until living in Louisiana did he become immersed in the blues. Dave spent his spare time in the French Quarter of New Orleans listening to street bands play the highly emotional sound of the music called “blues.” Hooked on the blues, Dave went back to California where befriended David Barrett of the School of Blues. Barrett is a great harmonica teacher and player as well as the most prolific writer of harmonica teaching books in the world today. It was then Dave started learning how to play blues on the harp. In 1991 Dave and fellow mucians formed the blues band Trials and Tribulations. They played most of the major blues venues in the bay area for several years. In 1994 David Barrett started the Harmonica Masterclass of which Dave helped teach enthusiastic harmonica players all over the US including cities such as New York, Austin, Chicago, Long Beach and San Jose. “I believe over the five year span we must have taught over 1500 professional, intermediate and beginning harp players.” Dave was raised in Idaho and after being gone for 25 years is living back in Boise helping promote the appreciation of the “Blues.” Light has been on the Boise Blues Society board of directors for 9 years and currently is its President. While on the Boise Blues Society board he has produced several blues shows and played and sang at numerous Blues in the School programs.
Bob Kohnke

Bob has portrayed Jake Blues of the “Blues Brothers Rock and Soul Revue” for the last 25 years. Fresh off their Summer tour of The Idaho Botanical Garden, and Ste. Chapelle Winery , Jake is an entertainer who sings and has learned to play harmonica to enhance the performance.  The Blues Brothers Rock and Soul Revue have played in front of thousand of folks over the years to include working with "Otis Day and the Knights," Chubby Checker, Jan and Dean, Felix Cavaliere from “The Young Rascals”, and others! Jake has attended Harmonica Camps in Clarksdale, MS., soloed at Ground 0 in Clarksdale and played numerous times in the role of a “Harp Player.” He brings a wealth of experience in playing, singing, songwriting and entertaining to the stage. 
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