Q&A: Know any other rock musicians who play the autoharp?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Question by elizabeth: Know any other rock musicians who play the autoharp?
As John Sebastian of The Lovin’ Spoonful?

Best answer:

Answer by Shades of Grey♥

Just Joni Mitchell~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAsXMlkwXgs

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3 Responses to “Q&A: Know any other rock musicians who play the autoharp?”

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    Billy Rebel Says:

    Outside of bluegrass and country music, both acoustic and electric autoharp were occasionally used in the folk-influenced parts of late 1960s/1970s progressive rock, psychedelia and related genres by e.g. Genesis, Renaissance and Led Zeppelin.

    Brian Jones played autoharp on the track “You Got the Silver” from the Rolling Stones’ 1969 album Let It Bleed.

    Sylvia Tyson of Ian & Sylvia featured the autoharp in a number of recordings, including “You Were on My Mind”.

    Several Lovin’ Spoonful songs feature the autoharp playing of John Sebastian, including “Do You Believe in Magic” and “You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice”. He also played in the 1979 Randy VanWarmer hit song Just When I Needed You Most.

    Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds’ score features a part for autoharp.

    Robbie Robertson, guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band, played the autoharp along with the electric guitar on the song “Daniel and the Sacred Harp” from the 1970 album Stage Fright.

    Janis Joplin also played the autoharp, which can be heard in her early, unreleased recording “So Sad to Be Alone”.

    British musician PJ Harvey played the autoharp on her 2004 album Uh Huh Her, specifically on the song “The Darker Days of Me & Him”). Her 2007 album White Chalk also features the instrument on many tracks. She also wrote and recorded most of her latest album Let England Shake on the autoharp.

    Canadian singer song writer Basia Bulat, is a well known user of the Autoharp, using it both live and on her recording material, in particular her 2010 album Heart of My Own.

    British singer songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae regularly plays the autoharp and composed the title track “The Sea” from her 2010 Mercury Award nominated album called “The Sea” using chords that she composed on the autoharp.

    US band Midlake use an autoharp on the album The Courage of Others.

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    Peepaw Says:

    Jon Anderson – Yes
    Mike Pinder – Moody Blues
    Tomy Shaw – Styx
    Steve Hackett – Genesis
    Imogen Heap
    Brian Jones – Rolling Stones
    Janis Joplin
    Jeff Lynne – Electric Light Orchestra
    Joni Mitchell

  3. 3
    Victor Says:

    Janis Joplin, June Carter Cash, Jon Anderson

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