Hailing from Portland Maine, Jason Ricci began his international music career by moving to Memphis in 1995 to hone his spectacular harp talent with former Johnny Winter sideman Pat Ramsey. That same year, only 20-years-old, Ricci won the Sonny Boy Blues Society contest and played the King Biscuit Festival.
Since then Ricci has won dozens of blues and harmonica contests, toured the world and amassed an impressive collection of awards, honors and accolades. In 2010 Ricci’s album Done With The Devil (Delta Groove) was nominated for a BMA Award. He won the BMA Award for Best Harmonica Player competing with and beating his childhood heroes Kim Wilson, Billy Branch, Mark Hummel and Rick Estrin.
In 2014 Ricci was a featured artist on Johnny Winter’s Grammy Award-winning album Step Back produced by Paul Nelson. Ricci was invited by Paul Shaffer to play on the HBO televised Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for Paul Butterfield in 2015. Ricci performed in front of 10,000 people and millions of HBO viewers with Zac Brown (multi-platinum singer songwriter) and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello with the Paul Shaffer band.
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