The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is determined to make his London BluesFest show authentic by mastering a special harmonica harness used by his musical hero.

Wood and former fellow Stones rocker Mick Taylor are set to perform together at London's Royal Albert Hall on Friday (01Nov13) to pay tribute to blues musician Jimmy Reed.

The veteran guitarist wants to ensure their performance is as authentic as possible, so he has been learning to use the same sort of harmonica harness as Reed.

Wood tells the London Evening Standard, "He is overlooked, he's not a household name. Doing this concert I'm hoping it will be a bit educational - for us and the audience. I'm going to try and get the songs as authentic as possible."

Taylor adds, "It's great to hear Ronnie play the harmonica. We're having a lot of fun."