Roguie Ray Lamontagne has been writing and singing the blues most of his life. And when he wasn't writing it he was living it and living it hard. As a young man Ray says that he was, "wild as the river and two times as cold." He truly believes that the harmonica saved him from a life behind bars and opened his heart to a life of his dreams. Ray moved to Nashville in 1973 and made it his home.
Tim Spinosa from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was born into a huge musical family of 11 children of which four are now professional musicians. Tim has been performing professionally since age 14 as a musician and an internationally known magician and his current band, Avalanche, performs at fairs, festivals, and nightclubs throughout Louisiana.
Beija Jeanzac was born in Paris and is a performer and composer of classical blues, rock, mambo, jazz and gypsy. Beija draws his influences from artists such as Louis Armstrong, Jeff Beck, Santana, Django Reinhardt, and Stevie Wonder.
For many years, Bene has been writing, producing and performing Synth centered Ambient Dubbed-up Prog Rock with his long term Sembalanceproject. On hitting his ½ Century, a novelty birthday present (one with 10 holes and 20 reeds) initiated a radical shift from electronica to something much more organic.
It all started for Kenneth about 10 years ago, as he lay in recovery after a heart attack. He had always been interested in harmonica, but had never done anything about it. Having just beat death brought an increased sense of urgency and he bought a harmonica on the way home from the hospital.
PEPPER BLUES is a multi-instrumental music group which plays old standards and also trendy compositions.
The band was born in 2006, under its first name: OLD SCHOOL. Dominique and Michel met each other in 2004 at the blues session of Mantes-la-Jolie. Later, Loïc, joined the duo after seeing them playing at the C.A.C Georges Brassens in Mantes-la-Jolie.
Jean-Claude Perret, aka « KOKO HARP », is a self taught Blues, Folk-Blues and Rock harmonica player. He discovered his favorite musical style, the Blues, by listening to SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON, LITTLE WALTER, and many other harp greats.
He started on stage in the early 80’s and his first steps with harmonica were on!