“among the very best in the world … one of the most innovative and creative harp blowers around” ~Blues Blast Magazine
Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind (his latest band) will play a pair of shows at Playhouse Boise, Thursday and Friday, July 27-28. Separate tickets are now available for each show. Doors at 6:30pm both nights, with shows getting started at 7:30. Presented by Radio Boise hosts Norman Davis and Mojo Mike of the Monday night Blues Block. Food and drink available. All ages welcome.
Norman Davis, co-founder of Boise Blues Society way back in 1992 and present-day host of Juke Joint on Radio Boise KRBX, calls Jason Ricci the greatest living harmonica player. Pretty high praise by one who has known his share of blues harp players over the years! Norman was around back in mid-90s Boise when Jason got his start here as a blues artist, and now he’s helping bring him back for this pair of shows that will surely be knockouts!
Jason Ricci is definitely 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.
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 and 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.