Live at Babe and Ricky's Inn
Zac Harmon has been expressing an unbiased love for music for well over twenty years. Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi, he is a disciple of the Farish Street blues sound. Farish Street is universally recognized as the home of many great blues legends, including the late, great Elmore James.
Harmon's early years included stints as a guitarist for Z.Z. Hill, McKinley Mitchell, Dorothy Moore and Sam Myers. Moving to Los Angeles in 1980, he worked as a studio musician and began to make a name for himself as a writer/producer, crafting songs for such artists Karen White, Freddie Jackson, The Whispers, K.C. & Jo Jo, Mississippi Mass Children's Choir, Cherrelle, Alexander O'Neal and The O'Jays.
Live at Babe & Ricky's Inn is an electrifying testimonial to the blues. The album showcases Mississippi blues at its best and introduced Zac Harmon as a true torchbearer for the “next generation of the blues”. Fan favorites include "Full Figured Woman", "Stormin' in Mississippi" and "Forty Days".
In 2006, Zac Harmon won a Blues Music (formerly W.C. Handy) Award for “Best New Artist Debut” from the Blues Foundation. Zac Harmon was also featured in the June/July 2006 issue of Blues Revue magazine, as one of the 10 artists that represent the future of the blues. The listeners of XM Satellite Radio voted Zac Harmon “Best New Blues Artist” in the 2005 XM Nation Music Awards.
On Live at Babe and Ricky's Inn, he is joined by members of his former band, the Mid South Blues Revue, who together with Harmon won the Blues Foundation's 2004 International Blues Challenge (IBC)title of "Best Unsigned Blues Band."
Visit Zac Harmon on the web at: www.zacharmon.com and www.myspace.com/zacharmon.
Larry B. Davis
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