My name is Mike Fugazzi and I am a harmonica player. I started playing the harmonica in 2003 while I was in college. After graduating, I moved to Southern Minnesota and began taking lessons with Clint Hoover. My style tends to lean towards the contemporary side. Some of my largest influences have been Jason Ricci, Chris Michalek, Adam Gussow, and of course, Clint Hoover. For a harp player, I have a strong background in music theory and I play in various positions and liberally use overblows.
Currently, I play in the Minneapolis, MN, based roots-rock band NiteRail. You can visit the band at http://www.niterail.com. Several new studio tracks are available at http://www.myspace.com/niterailband, and we have some videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/NiteRail.
I created this blog to share some of my harmonica ramblings and hope to create resources for those taking a different path with the instrument. In my experience, I have found tons of websites dedicated to blues harmonica from a mostly traditional stand point. I would like to explore a more modern approach to blues harmonica, and the crossover of harmonica into other genres. Hopefully I can share experiences that are unique to this blog.
Feel free to contact me via this blog as I love to talk all things harp!