Where does everyone stand on stage? in Backstage With the Band Posted April 30, 2014 As for harp players....a lot of them drive me crazy. There are some good ones out there' date=' but the ones who insist on playing non-stop all night long drive me crazy. I usually give up playing organ with somebody like that on stage and just tinkle the ivories.[/quote'] I was in a similar situation years ago. I was guesting with a friend's band and for some reason, they had a harmonica player in the group for that gig. They were usually a bluesy trio (vocal/guitar, bass guitar, drums). I was hired to play keyboards (piano/organ) and some occasional 2nd guitar and harmony vocals. The harmonica player had no sense of when to "shut up." He would play at the beginning of the song, during verses, choruses, GUITAR SOLOS (yes, at the same time), and outros. It was a friggin' nightmare. And the gig was four nights in a row. The harmonica player apparently played with some famous people, but I found that hard to believe due to his lack of dynamics and understanding of space (i.e. silence), though it might explain why he wasn't still on tour with them.