About Joe Jonas
“Get a harp and keep it with you at all times and just make a sound.”
Joe uses Marine Band Hohner harps and plays straight into the PA and occasionally uses a bullet mic through an amp; he likes to cup, bend, and flicker. Clifton Morgan gave him his first harp in ’48 or ’49. At that time, Joe had one of the only harps in Beaumont, TX, Sonny Boy was playing at the Ravens Club and borrowed Joe’s harp but he never gave it back. “Music was always in me, and the harp was a convenient way to express myself at any time, anywhere. I always have a harp with me.” One of Joe’s favorite harp players is Little Walter.