Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, "Dr. Harpo & 2 the Moon" is a one-of-a-kind blues band playing their own blend of West Coast jump blues, Chicago Style Blues and a good portion of Southern Classic Rock. They are all seasoned showmen who truly enjoy playing for everyone...saints, sinners, and all those in between.
Fronted by Kevin Hagerty, a/k/a Dr. Harpo, Kevin is an expert on the harmonica His style is influenced by blues artists like Paul Butterfield and Little Walter to name just two. His quick wit and spontaneous ad lib vocals are amazing to watch and listen to. He has also written instructional books and articles on playing the blues harmonica.
On keyboards and vocals is seasoned veteran Bob Ashman. By day, he is the musical director and keyboardist for the Trent Carlini show at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel and Casino. He is an amazing keyboardist and his vast musical knowledge is an asset to the band. He is one of the most sought after keyboardists in Las Vegas.
On bass and vocals is another veteran of the Las Vegas Strip. Tracy "T-Bird" Smolnik has played with many renown artists in Las Vegas. He is famous for his “in-the-pocket” style. He has played with many artists in Las Vegas and he is in high demand to those “in the know” in Las Vegas.
On drums, vocals, and spontaneous humor is Richard "Burnsie" Burns. He is a veteran of the early Las Vegas club scene in the 1960s and 1970s. He is originally from Portland, Oregon where he has played with many of the top blues acts based in the Northwest. He has travelled all over the world and is an inspiration to young percussionists, to whom he mentors and provides expert advice to. He is the solid beat and soul behind the band.
On guitar and vocals is Mark Medina. Originally from Southern California, Mark has resided in Las Vegas for over thirty years and has played with many of the top local blues artists. He has opened for the late John Lee Hooker, Michael Burkes, and many others.