A biography of Richard, by customharmonicas.com reports “Richard Sleigh has been exploring American Roots Music and the harmonica from the inside out for over 40 years. His latest adventures include being a featured soloist with the Wooster Symphony Orchestra and Paquito D’Rivera, playing and teaching blues harmonica in Clarkesdale Mississippi, opening as a solo act for the Marshall Tucker Band and Nancy Griffith. Over the years he has also appeared with Taj Mahal, Bo Diddley, Maria Muldaur, and many others, performed and given harmonica workshops here and abroad."
Richard has been called one of the "Harmonica Geeks that Saved the Soul of the Blues Harp." He loves and lives music, and he shares his skills, knowledge, and passion with scores of followers who benefit from the perspectives he shares on his blog and listserv about music and living. We are very fortunate to have Richard on the planet, not just as a performer, but as a model of what introspection and reflection can do.
Richard's outstanding performance at Moonstock in 2017 resulted in a standing ovation pictured in the gallery below and all proceeds donated to the hurricane Maria relief fund.
To hear samples of Richard's music, click here.