The 2015 Mohawk Valley Blues Festival at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds on August 8th has an exceptional line up this year. Steve Guyger is a renowned blues-harmonica player, singer and songwriter who has been performing with some of the finest blues musicians since the 70's. 

Steve Guyger is one of the best blues harmonica players and singers on the scene today, having served an apprenticeship with the late great Jimmy Rogers for many years. The Mohawk Valley Blues Society is putting a band of area musicians behind him, including Rochester's Steve Grills and Syracuse's Morris Tarbell on guitar, as well as Sean Peters on stand-up bass and the ubiquitous Phil Leone on drums.

Steve Guyger was given a harmonica in the 60's as a gift. He says it's because he wasn't do so well on the guitar, and his soon to be sister-in-law at the time just knew he would be great on the harmonica. Turns out she was right. She gave him her fathers pre-war, double reeded long echo harp. The rest is history.

Get your tickets for the Mohawk Valley Blues Festival at the Herkimer County Fair- grounds on Saturday August 8th.

Here is Steve Guyger with some impressive singing and playing the harmonica. This should get you in the mood for the Mohawk Valley Blues Festival!!!


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