R.I.P Tony Joe White

Hello Riff Raffers, Sad news. Tony Joe White, the 'Swamp King' has passed away. An amazing songwriter with a unique deep and raw vocal. He was an accomplished harp man, who had this impeccable ability of putting the right riff in the right song in the right place. R.I.P Tony. I’m posting a cover of … Continue reading R.I.P Tony Joe White

Crystal Captured Chris

Hey Riff Raffers, I wanted to post a wee tribute to one of my favourite harp men, Chris Blanchflower. Sadly he passed away earlier this year. Chris developed a harp style all his own. In the upper octaves it was both sweet and pure. Today it would probably be known as upper octave extension. Chris … Continue reading Crystal Captured Chris

R.I.P Lazy Lester

Sad news Riff Raffers, Lazy Lester passed away on Wednesday in Paradise, California aged 85. In 2012, Lazy Lester along with good friend Slim Harpo (posthumously) were inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame. His career commenced rather miraculously after sitting next to Lightnin’ Slim on a bus travelling to Excello studios in 1956. He replaced … Continue reading R.I.P Lazy Lester