James Gary Harman is an American blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter. The music journalist Tony Russell described Harman as an “amusing songwriter and an excellent, unfussy blues harp player”.
James Harman is the real deal. As a little kid he learned to sing in church and at night he would sneak off to juke joints to see the artists play. He lives and breathes the southern blues tradition and is one of the last remaining links to the first generation of blues artists. Since 1962 he has recorded over 30 albums, won countless awards and toured in over 29 countries.
In the late 60’s he was brought to California by Canned Heat after which he became one of the most important figures in the Californian blues scene. More recently he colaborated with Shakedown Tim on his latest record Shakedown’s Th’owdown. Harmans new album Liquor Parking has received countless awards, nominations and great reviews.