Harmonica Shah's got it...
Seward 'Harmonica' Shah is one of the few remaining living links to the
classic deep blues of Detroit. Harmonica Shah was born in Oakland, CA, but
grew up in Texas, where he was inspired by his grandfather
had recorded for Alan Lomax and Duke records. Moving to Detroit in 1967,
Harmonica Shah began playing the harmonica in 1976. He perfected his craft
through years of constant playing with many of the classic bluesmen of
the Butler Twins,
Willie D. Warren and
Uncle Jesse White
were all close friends and musical compatriots. Influenced by the music of
Jimmy Reed and
as well as Motor City harmonica players
Johnny 'Yarddog' Jones,
Clarence Butler and
Harmonica Shah has forged his own no-holds-barred sound; gravelly vocals,
jagged harp lines and raw guitar accompaniment, all with a tough edge that is
uniquely Detroit. A prolific songwriter, Harmonica Shah's recordings have
engaged blues fans around the world; he has toured Europe, Russia, Japan and
Australia, in addition to appearances at almost every blues club and festival
in the U.S.
(quoted from Harmonica Shah's page at myspace.com)
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Biographical Information on Harmonica Shah
Harmonica Shah biography at blue-suit.com.
Harmonica Shah biography at electrofi.com.
Reviews and Critiques of Harmonica Shah Live Performances and Recordings
Anti-Freeze Blues Festival at Magic Bag Theater, Detroit, MI January 7-8, 2000. Live review by Tim Holek.
Harmonica Shah Photos
Harmonica Shah photos at talkinblues.com.
Harmonica Shah photo by Dragan Tasic.
Harmonica Shah Audio Files
Harmonica Shah - Dirty Old Bastard. MP3 file, runtime 04:59.
Harmonica Shah - The Sky Is Crying. MP3 file, runtime 03:34.
Audio podcast from IndieFeed: Blues Music at media.libsyn.com on May 22, 2006.
Harmonica Shah Videos
"I've got to help my own damn self" - Harmonica Shah. Runtime 05:15.
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