Workshop Instructors
Gordon Hamilton

Gordon Hamilton is a singer songwriter and a blues harmonica player who has spent many years studying and playing the harmonica. He is currently the President of the Idaho Songwriters Association and a member of the Boise Blues Society. Gordon and his wife Tamera anchor the band “The River Twice”. Gordon has assisted in the Yellow Pine Harmonica Workshop for the last two years. He’s also attended Jon Gindick’s Harmonica Camp in Ventura, California.

You can frequently find Gordon in the Treasure Valley sitting in with a local band or at one of the Blues jams. He also enjoys demonstrating harmonica techniques to youth through the Blues in the Schools program sponsored by the BBS.

In Gordon’s personal experience, he notes “I’ve seen how much fun the harmonica can be for experienced musicians and for people who have never played before. There’s magic in the harmonica that wants to come out.”

With the help of Bob Kohnke and Jim Keezer, Gordon will offer a harmonica workshop covering topics from the very basics of related music theory, developing tone, harmonica tablature, harmonica scales and chords, bending techniques and 12 bar blues.

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. 
“Yellow Pine is an extraordinary experience that anyone would enjoy !
Hope to see you there !"

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