Tommy Harkenrider Blues & Roots

About Tommy

    I am a freelance musician originally from Las Vegas now living in Orange County, California. I specialize in performing and teaching American roots music. My education came from listening to countless records my mentors introduced me to. I was also lucky enough to perform and tour with Southern California's most influential blues artists. I have performed with James Harman, Candye Kane, Lynwood Slim, Phil Alvin, Rick Holmstrom, Jeff Turmes, Junior Watson, Kid Ramos, Big J Mcneely, Ray Campi, Big Sandy, and Canada's Paul Pigat. I play with all my mentors currently from time to time. As a teacher I instruct students locally and world-wide via skype. I am influenced by vintage music recorded from the 1930's through 1960. I have numerous musical heroes but, a few are George Barnes, Teddy Bunn, Grady Martin, Junior Barnard, Les Paul, and Robert Lockwood.

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