Sunday, January 25, 2009

Howard Levy on NPR

NPR, "Howard Levy: Reinventing The Harmonica"

All Things Considered, January 25, 2009 - Howard Levy's house in Evanston, Ill., is filled with musical instruments: ocarinas, keyboards, percussion and especially harmonicas. When he was just a teenager, Levy took a regular dime-store harmonica and figured out how to play a full chromatic scale. His harmonica virtuosity has since landed him gigs with artists ranging from Tito Puente to Garrison Keillor to Bela Fleck. Levy was a founding member of the Flecktones.

Levy has made a career out of showcasing the harmonica as an instrument which can stand on its own, with limitless possibilities. He's even earned a Grammy...

Check it out. Great interview segment. Cat is yet another major league Bad Boy. I heard this on my way back from the nursing home tonight.

Yeah, man. Like to get this cat to come sit in with the band some night.

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