RJ Harman, Christopher Hawley Rollers
Thursday, Jul 25, 2013
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmPlaza 'LIVE'
(Plus Service Charges)
On his upcoming release Another Day (Eusonia Records, 2011), Zach Deputy demonstrates his extraordinary ability to perform and record in multiple contexts and conveys the sensibilities of a mature singer/songwriter. Another Day offers another look at Zach Deputy and seeks to help him cross over into other audiences. Rich with ballads and mid-tempo songs, the music on this recording is best described as soulful rhythm and blues, with flavors of Al Green, Taj Mahal and Stevie Wonder emerging in the swells, changes and modulations of the music, in the voice and even in the lyrical content. The record will appeal to fans of contemporary artists like Jack Johnson and Amos Lee, but the origins of the style and feel remain classic.
On August 16, '09 RJ Harman became the Florida Harmonica Champion! He competed at the 4th annual fully sanctioned Florida Harmonica Championships and took home the championship trophy! Richard "RJ" Harman has been playing the harmonica for six years and has already won numerous music awards and been featured in two full page article's in the Orlando Sentinel. RJ has studied and played with some of the finest professional harmonica players in the world, including: Canadian harmonica virtuoso Carlos del Junco, Jason Ricci, Larry "Ice Man" Eisenberg, Dennis Gruenling, Joe Filisko and more. His style is fresh and vibrant; he brings a youthful passion and a love of the Blues, Funk, Jazz, and Shake-a-billy to the stage. RJ is currently playing professionally around the United States and based in FL; he plays and sings with the blues band, RJ Harman In Company. He has attended the Augusta Heritage Blues Festival in Elkins, West Virginia for three years, studying and playing and teaching with some of the best blues music performers. Some of his accomplishments: Won Best Technical performance at the Florida Harmonica Championship Opening act at the UCF Arena for Lupe Fiasco and Motion City Soundtrack