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Zac Harmon


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"Oct. / Nov ‘06"

Zac Harmon interview by Bonnie Queen B Stebbins appears in Big City Rhythm and Blues
- Big City Rhythm and Blues

"Oct. 06"

Zac Harmon wins the Pro-Jammer Award on the 2006 (W. Coast) Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, Oct. 06 - Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise

"August 31, 2006"

His latest record, The Blues According to Zacariah, is an incredibly tight testament to one of Blues' inspired visionaries. The southern R&B Soul of Ray Charles, the Windy City echo of Buddy Guy's guitar, some West Coast harp, and a fervent, youthful voice are all etched deeply into the book of Zac Harmon.
- BluesWax – Adam Harris

"June / July 2006"

It's our 100th issue, and we've worked hard to make it the best Blues Revue ever! We interview 10 artists who represent the future of the blues… #5 Zac Harmon… Think latter-day Eric Clapton or Robert Cray with shades of Luther Allison and BB King…
- Blues Revue – Will Romano

"June 2006"

The Blues According to Zacariah reflects Zac Harmon’s commitment to the blues, taking you from the pulpit to the juke joint. Recorded with his Mid South Blues Revue, the album features the uplifting gospel song, “That Mighty High”, “Sugarman” (composed with MSBR guitarist “B.R.” Millon with satisfying thrills from harp man Jeff Stone) and crowd favorite “Who’s Knockin’.
- Blues Festival Guide

"May 22, 2006"

WLNZ 89.7 FM Top Music Lists – Zac Harmon - The Blues According To Zacariah - WLNZ 89.7 FM Top Music Lists

"May 13, 2006"

Review of 2006 Blues Music Awards
… the performances put on by so many present and future blues legends was absolutely outstanding. With respect to each and every one of them I'd like to mention that from this viewers point of view, the evenings highlight was when Nora Jean Brusso joined Zac Harmon and his band. Zac had just gotten done blowing the roof off of the Convention Center with two powerful numbers when Nora Jeanstrolled onto the stage as if to say "Oh yeah? Now watch this". With Zac and the band backing her up, Nora let loose and tore down the remainder of the building. Unquestionably, this was a happening in the making.
- - Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro

"May 7, 2006"

Zac Harmon featured on “House of Blues Radio Hour” with Dan Akroyd - “House of Blues Radio Hour” with Dan Akroyd

"May 5, 2006"

“Take Names Later Blues” hosted by Roger Slugg on KUNR 88.7 FM spotlights Zac Harmon and Keb’ Mo’
- “Take Names Later Blues” KUNR 88.7 FM

"May 2006"

I can say is… OH YEAH!!! This is just some downright awesome Mississippi Blues straight off Farish Street. Every song is oozing the blues… Zac has and incredible voice that is accompanied by some soul felt guitar playing and an amazing group of talented musician... Terrific album, a must for any blues collection.
- – RJ “Hitman” Hendricks


Zac Harmon
Live at Babe and Ricky’s Inn
Bluestone Records 2003

Zac Harmon
The Blues According to Zacariah
Bluestone Records 2005

Film & Television (Writer / Producer Credits):
White Men Can’t Jump (1992) – “Can You Come Out and Play” // The O’Jays - Save The Last Dance (2001) – “Move It Slow” // Pluto Nash (2002) - "Safe In My Arms" (T.V.) Byron Allen Show, City Guys, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Ms. Milleneum Contest, Sister-Sister, The Show, BET’s Comic View, BET’s Comic Soap, J.A.G., Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, HBO Fairy Tales, Disney Promos, Family Matters, The Guys Next Door (Commercials) Coca-Cola, Jello, Jurassic Park and Nutra Mint



Winner, Pro Jammer Award - Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, Fall 06

Winner, Best New Artist Debut -- Blues Music (WC Handy) Awards 2006

Winner, Best New Blues Artist - XM Nation Music Awards 2005

Winner, Best-Unsigned Blues Band - International Blues Challenge 2004

Harmon is a man on a mission and he’s here to stay.

Zac Harmon is returning to his roots after several decades expressing an unbiased love for music.

Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, Harmon is a disciple of the Farish Street blues sound. (Farish Street is universally recognized as the home of many great blues legends including the late, great Elmore James.). During the 50’s and 60’s Harmon hung out at his father’s pharmacy on Farish (first African-American pharmacy in Jackson), soaking up the aura and sounds of the musician customers while developing his skills as a guitarist, organist and vocalist. Like many he honed those skills while at church.

Harmon’s early years included stints as guitarist for Z.Z Hill, Dorothy Moore, McKinley Mitchell and Sam Myers. Sam along with Jesse Robinson and Mel Brown played a significant role in Harmon’s development guiding his progress through the rifts of rock ‘n roll to the true blues. At the age of 16 he was teaching guitar at the local YMCA, instructing young men such as Eddie Cotton to play church music. Family demands and his own commitment to pursue an education meant replacing music for college. However, once completed he couldn’t stay away from his calling.

Moving to Los Angeles in 1980 to pursue a career in music, Harmon worked as a studio musician and began to make a name for himself as a writer/producer, crafting songs for such varied notables as Karyn White, Freddie Jackson, Evelyn “Champagne” King, The Whispers, Cherrelle, K.C. & Jo Jo, The Mississippi Mass Choir and Children’s Choir, Alexander O’Neal and the O’Jays. He produced songs on the Mystical Truth album for Black Uhuru that received a Grammy nomination in 1994.

Later, while composing songs for a movie score and performing those songs in the studio, Harmon decided to pursue his longtime dream of recording his first blues project. The result, Live at Babe & Ricky's Inn, (2002 Another Production Company) was an electrifying testimonial to the blues, featuring eight totally original songs that truly embodies the Mississippi blues sound.

Sponsored by the Southern California Blues Society of Los Angeles, Harmon and the Mid South Blues Revue went on to win The Blues Foundation’s 2004 International Blues Challenge as “best unsigned blues band.” Since then, there’s been no looking back with the release of the latest CD, “The Blues According to Zacariah,” appearances at US festivals, signing to a booking agent and international tours to Canada and France.

Press Release – The Blues According to Zacariah

On September 27 Zac Harmon’s debut studio album, The Blues According to Zacariah (2005 Bluestone Records/33rd Street Records), will be released as a result of an exclusive distribution agreement with Bayside Entertainment Distribution.

To celebrate the occasion Bluestone Records and Moose McGillycuddy’s in Pasadena, California will host a blues benefit on Thursday, September 29 for the victims of Hurricane Katrina featuring performances by Zac Harmon and the Mid South Blues Revue (MSBR), Bonne Musique Zydeco, The Dennis Jones Band and Gregg Wright. Zac Harmon and the Mid South Blues Revue are the 2004 International Blues Challenge "best unsigned blues band."

The Blues According to Zacariah reflects Harmon’s commitment to the blues taking the listener from the pulpit to the juke joint with such standouts as "That Mighty High," "Who’s Knockin’," "It Hurts Me Too," and "Comfort Of A Man." Guest appearances on The Blues According to Zacariah include Mickey Champion as vocalist on "It Hurts Me Too," and Gregg Wright, guitarist, on "Comfort Of A Man." Zac Harmon plays lead guitar, bass and keyboard as well as lead and background vocals. He is joined by present and former members of MSBR; Jeff Stone on harmonica, Doug "Dug Mug" Swanson on bass, Rodney "BR" Millon on guitar, Bill Purdy on organ and piano and "Cool" Cora Coleman on drums. Additional artists include Phil Gates (guitar and background vocals), Christopher Troy (piano, organ and horns), Tracy Carter (organ, clavicles and background vocals), Joshua Dunham, Andrew Gouche, P-Bass Jones (all bass) and Shannon Pearson and Dwight Wright (background vocals).

Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise (East and West Coast)
Old Pasadena Summer Fest
Beale Street Music Festival
Farish Street Fest
Doheney Blues Festival
Pocono Blues Festival
SPA City Blues
Long Beach Bayou Festival
King Biscuit Blues Festival
Topanga Blues Festival
Real Folk Blues Sessions (EU)
Edmonton Labatt Blues Festival
Harvest Jazz and Blues Fest (NB)
Heritage Music Blues Festival
Sacramento He