While several blues singers have built a reputation as guitarists, many have also invested their talents into the harmonica. Legends of the blues such as Little Walter and Sonny Terry pioneered the instrument in the genre and new schoolers such as Brandon Santini still embody the original philosophy of blues harmonica while giving it a modern edge.
Santini honed his skills as a harmonica player and a vocalist in Memphis. His love of the instrument began at the age of 15 in his home state of North Carolina. Eventually, he relocated the Mississippi Delta and Hill Country to absorb some of the blues magic native to the region. Since, he has shared his experience and talent through an always full tour schedule.
Santini will be performing in support of his latest release “Live and Extended,” a live album capturing the pure blues power and glory of the young artist and his expressive harmonica.
Date: Friday, March 20 at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Blues Tavern, 2818 Government Blvd., www.bluestavern.com