Hall of Fame

Famous harmonica players
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1 Harmonica bands
2 Blues
3 Bluegrass
4 Folk
5 Rock
6 Country music
7 Irish music
8 Jazz
9 Classical music
10 Tango
11 Hip hop

Harmonica bands
Borrah Minevitch and his Harmonica Rascals
Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats
Sväng
Fata Morgana
The Harmonica Gentlemen
The Madcaps

Sonny Boy Williamson

Sonny Boy Williamson

 

 

 

 

 

Blues

Blind Mississippi Morris
Bonny B.
Billy Boy Arnold
Dan Aykroyd (as Elwood Blues)
Captain Beefheart
Carey Bell
Igor Flach
Jim Belushi (also as Brother Zee Blues)
Sugar Blue
Billy Branch
Norton Buffalo
George “Mojo” Buford
Eddie “Guitar” Burns
Lester Butler
Paul Butterfield
Good Rockin’ Charles
William Clarke
James Cotton
Jim Conway (Australian)
Cyril Davies
Little Sammy Davis
Paul deLay
Joe Dolce
Thom Doucette
Garrett Dutton
Johnny Dyer
Joe Filisko
Harmonica Frank
Billy Gibson
Jazz Gillum
Alan Glen
Marla Glen
Tony “Little Sun” Glover
Adam Gussow (Satan and Adam)
James Harman
Slim Harpo
Shakey Jake Harris
Taylor Hicks
Rob Hoeke
Bill “Watermelon Slim” Homans
Big Walter Horton
Mark Hummel (The Blues Survivors)
Paul Jones
Pete Hampton
Carlos del Junco
Paul Lamb
Lazy Lester
Huey Lewis
Noah Lewis
John “Juke” Logan
Taj Mahal
Dutch Mason
John Mayall (Bluesbreakers)
John Mayer
Jerry McCain
Delbert McClinton
Jean-Jacques Milteau
R.J. Mischo
James Montgomery
Charlie Musselwhite
Sam Myers
John Németh
Hammie Nixon
Sugar Ray Norcia
Rob Paparozzi
Rod Piazza
John Popper (Blues Traveler)
Jerry Portnoy
Gary Primich
Snooky Pryor
Walkin’ Cane Mark
Annie Raines
Jimmy Reed
Jason Ricci
Curtis Salgado
Will Shade
Harmonica Shah
J.D. Short
Corky Siegel
Little Mack Simmons
Lynwood Slim
George “Harmonica” Smith
Moses “Whispering” Smith
Little Sonny
Powell St. John
Rob Stone
Les Stroud
Greg “Fingers” Taylor
Matt Taylor
Sonny Terry
Big Mama Thornton
Fabio Treves
Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Little Walter
Junior Wells
Mark Wenner (The Nighthawks)
Golden “Big” Wheeler
J. D. Wilkes
Sonny Boy Williamson I (a.k.a. John Lee Williamson)
Sonny Boy Williamson II (a.k.a. Aleck Ford “Rice” Miller)
Chris Wilson
Kim Wilson
Howlin’ Wolf

Howlin' Wolf

Howlin’ Wolf

 

 

 

 

 

Bluegrass

Mike Stevens
Willie P. Bennett

Folk
Bobby Darin
Donovan
Chuck Ragan
Bob Dylan
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Jesse Fuller
Dallas Green
Arlo Guthrie
Woody Guthrie
Mel Lyman
Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman)
Rory McLeod
Sonny Terry
Kim Kwang Suk
Vikki Thorn (The Waifs)
León Gieco
Hugo Díaz
Jenny Lewis
Ketch Secor
Laura Jane Grace
Beck Hansen
Jay Diggins
Neil Young

Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor

 

 

 

 

 

Rock

Christofer Drew (Never Shout Never)
Bryan Adams
Ryan Adams
Teddy Andreadis
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
Gem Archer (Oasis)
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)
Tim Armstrong (Rancid)
Beck
Bono (U2)
Brian Molko (Placebo)
David Bowie
Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode)
Gary Brooker (Procol Harum)
Jack Bruce
Bertrand Cantat (Noir Désir)
Gene Clark (The Byrds)
Alice Cooper
Claudio Sanchez (Coheed and Cambria)
Gene Cornish (The Rascals, Fotomaker)
Sheryl Crow
Burton Cummings
Rivers Cuomo (Weezer)
Ray Davies (The Kinks)
Rick Davies (Supertramp)
Magic Dick (The J. Geils Band)
Robert Smith (The Cure)
Roger Daltrey (The Who)
Rick Danko (The Band)
Bob Dylan
Sully Erna (Godsmack)
Melissa Etheridge
Andrew Farriss (INXS)
John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Tom Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Jon Foreman (Switchfoot)
Peter Gabriel
Dave Gage
Benny Gallagher (Gallagher and Lyle)
Rory Gallagher
Peter Garrett (Midnight Oil)
Ian Gillan (Deep Purple)
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
Brian Greenway (April Wine, Mashmakhan)
Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
Levon Helm (The Band)
George Harrison
Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon)
Kelly Hoppe (Big Sugar)
Mick Jagger
Billy Joel
Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones)
John Kay (Steppenwolf)
Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday)
Arthur Lee (Love)
John Lennon
Lemmy (Motörhead)
Huey Lewis (Huey Lewis and the News)
G. Love
Andrew McMahon
Richard Manuel (The Band)
Johnny Marr
Steve Marriott
Matt Mays
Ron McKernan (Grateful Dead)
John Mellencamp
Van Morrison
Alanis Morissette
Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
Lee Oskar (War)
Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath)
Tom Petty
Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin)
Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
John Popper (Blues Traveler)
Keith Relf
Billy Lee Riley
Robbie Robertson (The Band)
Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes)
Joe Satriani
John Sebastian (The Lovin’ Spoonful)
Shakira
Nicky Shane
Southside Johnny
Bruce Springsteen
Jon Bon Jovi
Chris Squire (Yes)
Ringo Starr
James Taylor
Ray Thomas (The Moody Blues)
Scott Thurston (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)
Pete Townshend
Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
Chris Martin (Coldplay)
Andy Williams
Ronnie Wood (Faces/The Rolling Stones)
Stevie Wonder
Neil Young
Pete Yorn
Warren Zevon
Peter Stahl (Goatsnake)
Chris Lowell
Enrique Bunbury (Héroes del Silencio)
Christopher Wolstenholme (Muse)

Little Walter

Little Walter

 

 

 

 

 

Country music

Ryan Adams
DeFord Bailey
Humphrey Bate
Johnny Cash
Buddy Greene
Kris Kristofferson
Martina McBride
Charlie McCoy
Terry McMillan
Mickey Raphael
Bobbejaan Schoepen
Neil Young

Irish music
Patrick Clancy (The Clancy Brothers)
James Conway (United States)
Ciarán Bourke (The Dubliners)
Bobby Clancy (The Clancy Brothers)
Andy Irvine

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz

Philip Achille
Larry Adler
Sébastien Charlier
Max Geldray
Julian Jackson
Filip Jers
Stefano Olivato
Carlos del Junco
Charles Leighton
Howard Levy
Grégoire Maret
Chris Michalek
Tollak Ollestad
Toots Thielemans
Stevie Wonder
Frédéric Yonnet

Classical music
Jerry Adler
Larry Adler
Robert Bonfiglio
Willi Burger
Angelo Dos Santos
Sigmund Groven
Stan Harper
Tommy Reilly

George "Harmonica" Smith

George “Harmonica” Smith

 

 

 

 

 

Tango

Hugo Diaz
Joe Powers

Hip hop
Bad News Brown
George Watsky;

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