Nelson's Candies/ Local's Cafe is proud to announce the highly anticipated event: Award winning harmonica player Jason Ricci with singer/songwriter/ producer JJ Appleton Friday April 20, 2018
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.
Ricci, well known as the top harp player of his generation, has worked with legendary blues artists like Johnny Winter, RL Burnside, Walter Trout, Susan Tedeschi and Otis Taylor in addition to being a headliner at blues festivals and clubs worldwide. Jason Ricci appeared with Zac Brown and Tom Morello as the featured harp player for Paul Butterfield's Rock and Roll Hall of fame induction in May 2015 coinciding with the release of Ricci & JJ Appleton's album 'Dirty Memory' which received rave reviews from critics as one of the most unexpected and exciting releases of 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.
Having traveled over many musical territories as a songwriter, singer, guitarist and producer, JJ Appleton has always used one compass- THE BLUES. After seeing Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee at age 10, he was hooked and crooked. Throughout Appleton's varied musical career as a touring/recording artist and producer he has worked an eclectic roster including Keb 'Mo, Kesha, Jamie Cullum, Ashford & Simpson, Maya Angelou and Leslie West. JJ was signed to Universal/UK as a rock artist and has toured extensively throughout the US and UK. Appleton says, "My first concert was Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and soon after I witnessed the brilliant harpist Sredni Vollmer perform with Rick Danko - that left a permanent mark that one day I would find a way to make an album and perform with a blues harp master."
Listen to Ricci & Appleton's 2015 album 'Dirty Memory' https://open.spotify.com/album/2UXZqPLmcmB6aa9T8AJFxn
Watch Jason Ricci's 2015 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Performance with Tom Morello & The Zac Brown Band:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zix79vpAjG0
Doors @ 7 PM
BYOB Event- plan your DD ahead of time or we'll be calling you a cab!