“Jason Ricci has taken the harmonica to a new place. It’s like listening to John Coltrane or something, he’s really pushing the boundaries to an incredible degree. He really pisses off the blues purists even more than I do and we sort of became friends over that (laughs)He does jazz and funk and all kinds of stuff, almost like Sonny Rollins. He fits great on ‘The Outsider’ and in November I’m bringing him to Holland for 5 shows as my special guest. ‘Cos I want to help him get going in Europe; He also has his own band Jason Ricci and New Blood on Electro Groove, THE new label in America. You should see this guy live! He’s an astounding live performer and he’s unique, nobody plays like this guy. I mean technically – and I’m a harp player too – I know what he’s pulling off on that instrument; he’s really great.” – Walter Trout
-2014 Grammy Award for contribution/featured performer Johnny Winter’s “Step Back”
-2010 Blues Music Award (Best Instrument Harmonica),
-2000 Mars Music National Harmonica Contest (1st place), -2009 Blues Wax Magazine (Band of the Year)
Many many more.
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