Harmonica John Frazer
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Harmonica John Frazer

San Diego, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017

San Diego, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Americana Acoustic

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Today we’d like to introduce you to John Frazer.

Harmonica John started out playing drums- allegedly before he was born if you believe his mom. Eventually, actual drums were acquired and then traded away during a ridiculous moment of insanity. Drumless, John picked up the harmonica. Listening to early FM radio, John was able to play some of the songs he heard and also started playing around with a guitar. The Harmonica John Blues Band was formed and played a few shows with John on rhythm guitar vocals and harmonica.

Eventually, John focused on harmonica for a while then, added rums at the same time and lately, performs as a solo artist as well as with groups.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The biggest challenge as a performer is finding venues willing to support you. There are many performers that just want to play for fun, and with the advent of Karaoke, where the audience is basically paying to perform, many music venues are not supporting live performers. So many acts, so few venues. Supply and demand make it a buyers market and many promising performers give up their dreams.

Please tell us about Harmonica John.
Harmonica John is a musician and performer. Playing guitar or drums while playing a soulful harmonica. Harmonica John is winning over audiences wherever he performs.

Available as a solo performer, trio or larger group- up to and including large format blues band with horns.

Also available as a DJ and as Santa Claus (ho ho ho!).

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Probably catching nightcrawlers with my Grandpa. Link for fishing the next day. That or the family musical gatherings at Grandma and Grandpa Frazer’s place.

Contact Info:

Website: https://www.harmonicajohn.com
Phone: 1-619-263-6826 or cell 619-709-2217
Email: harmonicajohns@cox.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com//Harmonica-John-Frazer-51191253385/
Other: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=harmonica+john+frazer - SDVoyager – San Diego


Influences: Paul Butterfield, Magic Dick, Canned Heat, John Mayall, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Walsh, Led Zeppelin, Little Walter, Sonny Terry, Lee Oskar, John Popper, Howard Levy, Joe Filisko, Jon Gindick, Paul Delay, Charlie Musselwhite, Tommy Morgan, Rob Paparazzi, Jeff Beck, Muddy Waters, Tomcat Courtney, Paul Rodgers

Background:

Harmonica John Frazer plays blues with a funk-rock edge. The ability to play drums and harmonica simultaneously makes John a dangerous man. He is sometimes called a "triple threat," since he sings too.

Frazer picked up the harmonica after losing his drums in a stupid trade to the neighborhood bullies across the street. He met Tomcat Courtney at a little club in Ocean Beach, and Courtney introduced John to the real down-home blues.

In 2015, Frazer began booking solo performances, as well as rehearsing with a new band called the Dependables. He has been sponsored by Weltmeister Harmonicas, is a member of SPAH, and has taught seminars on position playing and rack harp. - San Diego Reader


Discography

Harmonica John Simmer, Cover and Chill
Blues Covers with full band
Harmonica JohnInside the RadarOriginal AmericanaHJ plays all instruments

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Harmonica John Frazer is booking as a solo performer playing Acoustic rhythm guitar,  gamazing harmonica, and engaging vocals. Communicating with the audience in a warm and humorous way, John leaves the audience happy and in a good mood. Drawing on a wide variety of classic cover songs, including Blues, Classic rock, motown, reggae, and country, Harmonica John mixes in a sprinkling of well-received original tunes. With tunes from artists as varied as the Who, Stones, Led Zeppellin, Bob Marley, Moze Allison, ACDC, Hank Williams, Smokey Robinson, and many more, you never know what old chestnut John will pull from his memory. Sometimes a song is created on the spot.

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