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Jason Ricci – Chrome Lounge
February 15 @ 6:00 pm$10
We will be passing the hat to collect money for Month of Hart. With this bargain of a Cover Charge for a major Blues Star, hopefully you can spare some cash for this great cause.
“The Blues Foundation established the HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns. The Fund provides for acute, chronic and preventive medical and dental care as well as funeral and burial expenses.
In 2017, we asked our affiliates to organize a Day of HART Fundraiser during the month of February, our Month of HART. Thank you to the following blues societies for your participation and contribution in helping all of our wonderful blues musicians stay healthy.
Blues Alliance of the Treasure Coast • Blues Society of Omaha • Gulf Coast Blues Association
Houston Blues Society • Nashville Blues Society • National Women in Blues (WiB)
Ottawa Blues Society’s Great Polar Bear Showcase • Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas
Phoenix Blues Society • Suncoast Blues Society”
Story of a Mooncat
Jason Ricci is one of the most popular harmonica players on the planet today. Listed in almost every top ten list of players on the internet today Jason Ricci is a polarizing force always in the spot light and on the tips of critics, artists and fans tongue’s everywhere. Through two plus decades of endless touring, TV appearances, recordings and the internet Jason Ricci’s style of playing is so revolutionary and influential that there exists an entire younger generation of players imitating his music, clothes, gear, and even stage presence. Nick named “Moon Cat” (a street name he once used in Nashville and New Orleans to avoid police detection) Jason has been an almost constant force for decades in the studio, festivals, club dates and press. Love him or hate him, through performing, singing, song writing, teaching, harmonica playing and activism in the fields of L.G.B.T., mental health and addiction, it is not an overstatement that this young, white, queer, skateboarding, punk rock loving, multiple convicted felony having Moon Cat from Maine is currently changing the world through music and education.
Jason was a featured performer on Johnny Winter’s Grammy award winning CD ‘Step Back’ (2014)
Has received multiple Blues Music Award Nominations 2009 – 2016, and won a Blues Music Award in 2010.
Featured performer at the Rock & Roll hall of fame with Zac Brown & Tom Morello for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band induction in 2015
Jason has worked and/or recorded with Junior Kimbrough, RL Burnside, Nick Curran, Walter Trout, Ana Popovic, Cedric Burnside, Joe Louis Walker, Peter Karp, Sue Foley, and many others.
“Someone I like a lot is Jason Ricci, He’s a great player” … “Jason Ricci is a really innovative. He’s just a rocking’ player, I’ve never met him but I really love his playing” – Mickey Raphael (Willie’s Harp Player)