Performing, writing, arranging, recording, producing, loving.       

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Harmonica John

I come from a very musical family. My mom and her sisters all sang, and mom wanted to play the drums, but it was considered unladylike, so she was happy to see that I liked to bang on things. My dad and his brothers all played instruments as well as his mom and dad.  Grandma Frazer was quite skilled at playing the organ, and we would all gather in the living room. I remember hearing everyone playing Al Hirt's "Java"when it first came out.Grandpa Frazer played banjo and harmonica, mostly and I first played one of his harmonicas when I was quite young- however, being unskilled, I was told to take it outside away from the family jam session. It was many years before I took up harmonica again, but when I did, it was pretty natural for me. 


About Me

Yes, I am a songwriter, too


It seems that songs usually come to me when I am experiencing a strong emotion such as loss, love, sadness, joy, despair, etc...         

I love to express emotions in my song that people listening can relate to. 

For over 30 years, I have performed as Harmonica John, but usually just sat in with groups while I supported my wife and family with work other than live music. I worked as a mobile DJ for a while, and the money was good, but I was missing the  joy of making a connection with the audience.


Some refer to me as a triple threat, I prefer triple treat!


Playing harmonica at the same time as playing drums takes concentration and practice. I have played drums since before I was born- according to my mom. When I started playing harmonica, I did not have drums, but when I got a new set, it was only natural for me to try to combine the two. I never looked back.