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He had true purpose. Little Walter was a virtuoso who, beginning in the late 40s, changed the way people thought about the harmonica. Stevie Wonder, Essential link. Perhaps more than anything else, Stevie Wonder exuded brightness in his harmonica playing. There was joy in his sound. Whereas many harmonica solos or rhythms can accentuate or participate in the blues — that sullen, lamenting quality — Wonder always felt like he was putting on a party, opening a proverbial window to let extra unshine and fresh air in.

John PopperEssential link. The man who kept a vest full of harmonicas on seemingly at all times, John Popper popularized the harmonica in the 90s like no other.

The musician was discovered by his high school band teacher, playing like a whirlwind in the school hallways. Ever since, his whirling dervish, jam band style has made Popper infamous and Harmonica Jim him spots on Billboard charts.

Alan WilsonEssential link. Co-founder of the blues band, Canned Heat, Alan Wilson had one of the crispest Harmonica Jim of any harmonica player in popular music. The musician sung with a high falsetto and he buoyed his unique tone with his glinting harp playing. Indiara Sfair, Essential link. She sheds proverbial blood, sweat and tears on her instruments.

Big Mama Thornton, Essential link. And while many may think of her for her big, booming voice and her songwriting skills, the musician is a groundbreaker when it comes to the harmonica, too. Paul ButterfieldEssential link. Harmonica playing can sound like a lot of different styles.

It can sing like a sad man staring at the river. It can sound forlorn like a funeral. Or it can shriek for joy like a celebratory birthday party. It sounds like rebellion. It shreds, pulses and pushes. Sonny Boy WilliamsonEssential link.

The tall, lanky player glides on the instrument. As true a blues man as there ever was, Williamson treats the harmonica like an extension of himself.

He probably slept with the instrument under his pillow. These songs came from somewhere to enter me. Available for bars, festivals, corporate or private events. Jim Harmonica Jim sur Memphis Jane. Jim Zeller BIO. Harmonica Jim accompanied legends such as Muddy Waters, B.

King and Bob Dylan, Zeller's Harmonica Jim speaks for itself. InPeople magazine called Fitting's harmonica "the pulse of the band. A account of a show on the Lonely Planet tour called him "a valuable new addition to the band. A book about this band and its leader, Matt Johnsonobserved that Fitting helped draw audience approval with enthusiastic performances.

He has also accompanied an old friend, Bonnie Raitton stage. InFitting helped form Coots, which released one album in In addition to his harmonica, Fitting was lead vocalist for this band he had occasionally sung for Treat Her Right. The lineup, which was notable for the absence of electric guitar, also included drummer Jerome Deupree. A few years later, he became part of Session Americana, which remains active today.

Ina Vermont newspaper, the Times-Argusdescribed the musical collective and Fitting, "an astoundingly good harmonica player. He also contributes vocals and songwriting. InFitting, Conway, and David Champagne got together and recorded an album. A live date was announced for January 19, at Club Passim in Cambridge -- which was to be their first appearance together on stage since all were members of Treat Her Right.

Unfortunately, it was announced that week that Conway would not be able to perform at the event because of health issues. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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