Harvey Mandel

Born: March 11, 1945
Detroit, MI, USA

  • Introduced the two-handed tapping technique later made famous by Eddie Van Halen and Jennifer Batten.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Songwriter

Blues Early Rock Jazz Fusion

Bands That Harvey Mandel Has Played For:
Canned Heat

Harvey Mandel Has Worked With:
Bob Hite Al "Blind Owl" Wilson John Mayall Larry Taylor Fito De La Parra Frank Cook Antonio de la Barreda Richard Hite James Thornbury Junior Watson Ron Shumake Charlie Musselwhite Barry Goldberg Pete Drake Donnie Vie

Harvey Mandel Was Influenced By:
Jeff Beck Michael Bloomfield Eric Clapton Jimi Hendrix Steve Miller Carlos Santana
Guitar Techniques used by Harvey Mandel
Two-Handed Tapping
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"A musician, if he's a messenger, is like a child who hasn't been handled too many times by man, hasn't had too many fingerprints across his brain. That's why music is so much heavier than anything you ever felt."

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