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At the age of 11, Art Patience was inspired to learn to play the harmonica. By the time he was 20 he was studying harmonica greats like Lee Oskar, Sonny Terry, and Little Walter.
After more than a decade of playing in Northwest R & B bands, life drew Art to Arizona in the early nineties where he lent his harmonica talents to the high-powered Blues band “Blue Z”. There, in the venues of Northern Arizona, Patience pushed his limits to create the raw – yet soulful – player he is today
Throughout Art’s musical career he has continued to write instrumentals and in 1999, inspired by the ambient tones of the harmonica and the sounds of nature, he recorded his first solo album “Spirit Of The Woods” on the Howlin’ Dog record label, gaining regional Colorado attention. After listening to the album, Lee Oskar invited Art to join his harmonica sponsorship program while quoting, “Art’s harmonica sings straight from the heart”.
Purchase your tickets online to see this harmonica rhythm and blues genius on Saturday, February 17th at 7pm at The Listening Room Phoenix. Art’s performance will include music from his album The Recognition along with some blues tunes and improvs.
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