The Harmonica Pocket begins as the swinging, acoustic songs of songwriter Keeth Monta Apgar. He delivers thick jazz chord progressions with storytelling lyrics wrapped up into thoughtful, mature songs.
Harmonica Pocket songs are brought to life by a rotating musical gang of players, and are as diverse as the musicians who play on them. Along with numerous other players, instruments, and sounds, Harmonica Pocket regulars include:
Keeth Monta Apgar – acoustic wah-wah guitar
Jon Ryser – alto saxophone
Nala Walla – vocal harmony and hula hoop
PK – stand up bass
As both a recording and live performance project, The Harmonica Pocket is known for its outside-the-box, headphone-pop, and highly improvised live shows laced with unusual cover songs. The Harmonica Pocket also tours a children's show which has performed in sold out theaters, clubs, classrooms and libraries, and festivals nationally and internationally.
The Harmonica Pocket's 2012 release Apple Apple, a Parent's Choice Gold Award winner, is a truly all-ages album made for families to listen to together. Silly, sweet, and catchy songs about babies, a bird with a fear of heights, and even a diaper-wearing superhero make for a playful listen for kids and grownups alike. "A melodic dream" and full of "cool guitars...and mature lyrics," the album was produced at The Harmonica Pocket's solar-powered studio on a tiny island in Washington State.
The Harmonica Pocket has charted on core college and non-commercial CMJ radio stations around the country, is being played on satellite radio, MTV and other cable stations, and is currently being downloaded all over the planet.
The Harmonica Pocket's groovy, green recordings are produced at their solar-powered studio on a tiny island in Washington State's Puget Sound.
Check The Harmonica Pocket's live performance schedule, see colorful photos, read stories about the songs, and join the growing international email list at their website harmonicapocket.com