"Roguie Ray" Lamontagne

"Roguie Ray" Lamontagne

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.

TIMOTHY SPINOSA - "The Blues Magician"

TIMOTHY SPINOSA - "The Blues Magician"

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

Beija Jeanzac

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.

BENE

BENE

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.

Kenneth Johnson

Kenneth Johnson

Kenneth Johnson - "Big Kenny Harpshow" - USA

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.

Fabrice Mailly

Fabrice Mailly

Fabrice has been immersed in rock’n’roll and blues since he was a young boy. In the 90’s, he discovered the importance and the potential of the harmonica in these musical styles.

Ange King

Ange King

A musician who comes from Marseille, Ange King receive a huge blast of music into his heart from the great Muddy Waters.  Listening to Muddy, Ange developed a real passion for harmonica.

Michel Chinon

Michel Chinon

Michel Chinon & PEPPER BLUES - FRANCE

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.

Koko Harp

Koko Harp

 

Jean-Claude Perret "Koko Harp" - FRANCE

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!

Jamy Lasell

Jamy Lasell

At age sixty he walked into a local club, saw people playing harp, and told himself, "I can do that!" So he again picked up the harmonica.  Where men of his age often buy sports cars, Jamy, still the frugal farmer of his youth, bought harmonicas.  He tried every brand he could find, ending up with a motley assortment of harps, mics and amps.

But when a friend in his small harmonica club showed him the Yonberg, he decided to try one and the rest is history.  He had found his instrument.