Jason Ricci

Jason Ricci


Jason Ricci is one of the best and most imitated blues harmonica players of the 21st century. He picked up the instrument as a teenager when he started playing in a punk rock band. His journey started in earnest when he watched and later was mentored by legendary harmonica player Pat Ramsey in Memphis.

As Ricci gigged and grew as a player he found work and support from the southern blues community. He lived and played with Junior and David Kimbrough in Mississippi and then worked as a sideman with Big Al and The Heavyweights for more than a year. In the late 90s, he formed Jason Ricci and New Blood, a band that toured around the world for more than a decade and released critically praised albums like Done With The Devil and Rocket Number 9. Ricci’s latest chapter is the New Orleans band Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind, a band influenced by the sounds of New Orleans and artists like The Meters and Doctor John. What defines Jason Ricci as an artist is the fearlessness with which he approaches his instrument and music and transmutes the hardships we all face into unforgettable music.

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Venue Date
The Alley Sanford
June 23, 2022
7:00pm - 10:00pm
Bassano Cheesecake
Safety Harbor
Blues, Brews and Barbecue
May 28, 2022
01:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Bassano Cheesecake
Safety Harbor
October 2, 2021
7:00 p.m.
Hideaway Cafe - St. Pete
St. Petersburg
December 13, 2016
7:30pm w/Selwyn & Damon
Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion
December 3, 2016
2:45 - 3:45 pm