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Blues Harmonica Master - Tony Holiday

Blues Harmonica Master - Tony Holiday

Tony Holiday is a rising figure in the blues harmonica world! Touring 8 months a year he plays the semi pro circuits. Tony has played with many of blues great.  He is friends with Lazy Lester and Guitar Shorty, who is recording Tony's song Weep and Moan.  With mentors like Adam Gussow, Brandon Santini, Rod Piazza and Ronnie Shellist, Tony has come a very long way in just 3 years on the harmonica.  For this interview he will be on West Coast tour with one variation of his Velvetones.

Even though the musician has a tattoo of a harmonica on his forearm as well as the words “True Blue” on his fingers, he doesn’t classify himself as a strict Chicago-style bluesman.  Holiday can be seen on local stages most weekends with multiple bands, including honky-tonk outfit Smoke in the Tavern and ’50s-country-influenced Antique Cadillac, and his main band, The Velvetones, to which he contributes smoky lead vocals, harmonica, guitar and original compositions. 

At the prompting of Bad Brad Wheeler, H