RJ Mischo and Franck Goldwasser Harmonica & Blues MasterClass

RJ Mischo and Franck Goldwasser Harmonica & Blues MasterClass
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08 Nov 14:00 - 16:00

MAVEN, 271 west 8th Ave

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R.J. Mischo is an American electric blues harmonicist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. To date he has released twelve albums on a number of labels, and his music has been aired on independent film scores, television commercials, and documentaries on the Discovery Channel. Mischo has contributed to a couple of Mel Bay harmonica instruction books. In addition, he was listed in that author's The Encyclopedia of Harmonica.R.J. (Robert) Mischo began singing and playing harmonica in the Minneapolis area in the late '70s. He played with the blues heavyweights of that area and timeframe such as Muddy Waters sideman Mojo Buford, Percy Strother, and Milwaukee Slim. R.J. also fronted several of his own bands, including Blues Deluxe and R.J. & Kid Morgan Blues Band (which featured guitarist Teddy Morgan and singer Percy Strother). His 1992 album with that band, Ready to Go, won praises far and near and still has an unmatched magic about it. Mischo was nominated for several Minnesota Music Academy Awards while in Minneapolis, and in 1996, he won the award for Best Harmonica Player. In 1994 he released Gonna Rock Tonight. After a few tours of Europe, he re-formed the band and called it R.J. Mischo and His Red Hot Blues Band. Rough and Tough and Cool Disposition were recorded before Mischo departed for San Francisco in 1998. He recorded West Wind Blowin' there the following year. He and his band make regular appearances in the bay area and also tour the U.S. and Europe.
Guitarist Franck "Paris Slim" Goldwasser is no stranger to those who've been paying attention to the West Coast blues scene over the last three decades. Born in Paris, France in 1960, his initial blues inspiration came from Elmore James, B.B. King and T-Bone Walker LPs. After working his first professional gig at age 21 backing-up visiting U.S. bluesman Sonny Rhodes, the latter invited him to move to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue his dream of becoming a blues artist. With the commitment of a true believer, Franck packed his bags and moved to the Bay Area within a year, whereupon he was immediately hired by Troyce Key (who gave him the stage name of Paris Slim) to play in the house band at Key's legendary Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland, and the rest is history!
Maven and Blue Dragon Entertainment are proud to bring you this outstanding workshop. It's not often you get the opportunity to be this up-close and personal with musicians of this caliber. We encourage you to reserve your seat for this incredible event, as we expect it to be sold out. $40.00 per person: Contact Vicki Herleman to RSVP via FB or 760-915-0999 ~ Peace!

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