Mike Madriaga 9:30 a.m., May 25
RIYL: Paul Butterfield, Little Walter, Lee Oskar
Influences: Paul Butterfield, Magic Dick, Canned Heat, John Mayall, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Walsh, Led Zeppelin, Little Walter, Sonny Terry, Lee Oskar, John Popper, Howard Levy, Joe Filisko, Jon Gindick, Paul Delay, Charlie Musselwhite, Tommy Morgan, Rob Paparazzi, Jeff Beck, Muddy Waters, Tomcat Courtney, Paul Rodgers
Harmonica John Frazer plays blues with a funk-rock edge. The ability to play drums and harmonica simultaneously makes John a dangerous man. He is sometimes called a "triple threat," since he sings too.
Frazer picked up the harmonica after losing his drums in a stupid trade to the neighborhood bullies across the street. He met Tomcat Courtney at a little club in Ocean Beach, and Courtney introduced John to the real down-home blues.
In 2015, Frazer began booking solo performances, as well as rehearsing with a new band called the Dependables. He has been sponsored by Weltmeister Harmonicas, is a member of SPAH, and has taught seminars on position playing and rack harp.