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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Alfie Harpo Feat. Papa Joe Band

Alfie Harpo (born under the name Alfredo Barranco) brought his smoking Harmonica riffs to America and immediately earned a small nomination at the 1999 Handy Music Award in Memphis, TN as part of the Glendora Harp Summit "Sonny Boy Williamson Tribute", Best Communication and Harmonica Teaching and Live Performances. This event was also nominated for a 1999 Keeping The Blues Alive Award at the W.C. Handy Awards, in the categories of education, historical preservation, and Internet communications. With each riveting performance, Alfie proves why he is so honored. His American tour began with The Sonny Boy Williamson Tribute during which he performed with such guests as Sugar Blue, Lee Oskar, Rockin' Jake, Jumpin' Johnny Samson, Blind Mississippi Morris, Arthur Williams, Billy Gibson and Paul D'Lay. He went on to rock Florida's Tobacco Road and dominated the stage with Joey Gilmore Band. Had The Courage To Follow Paul D'Lay at The BB King Blues Club in Memphis, TN. December 04, 1998. Toured in South America from 1992 to 1997. Has established as a National American Act, after touring in New Orleans (LA), Los Angeles (CA), Seattle (WA), Everett (Wa), Vancouver (Wa), Bellingham (Wa), Spoken (Wa), Yakima (Wa) and Deming (Wa). In 2007 started touring with Leon Hendrix, Brother of Guitar Legend "Jimi Hendrix", following 2009 and 2010 at Rock Festivals and played with Leon at 40Th Memorial of Jimi Hendrix in September of 2010 at Jimi Hendrix Park in Seattle, WA. Since 2002 till 2013 has been through stages in Biloxi (MS), Ocean Spring (MS), Miami (FL), Fort Lauderdale (FL), Fort Myers (FL). Alfie Harpo is currently established in Atlanta,GA as his operations base, from where he is reaching over the Southeast Region and developing his forthcoming original production.

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