??? Jason Ricci ??? by Virginiabluesman

Posted on 2/19/2010 by Virginiabluesman

Jason Ricci is generally regarded as one of the top harmonica players in the Blues world. He has jammed with some of the best musicians the Blues world has to offer, played the famous Blues Cruise, and recorded some oustanding CD's. One of his more recent shows, however, stands out from all the rest of his accomplishments, and he wasn't even the headliner. He wasn't even on the list of entertainers for the evening.
Tonight though, Sasha would be taking the stage. Not even knowing which end of the harmonica to blow on, the band decided to let her jam anyways. Once the band's harmonica player showed Sasha the right end to use, she started slowly convincing the band's harmonica player that she just might be able to carry a tune. The more she played, the better she got, until they both moved on to a great jam session... trading off licks and wowing the people in the club.

Jason Ricci

OK, I'm sure by now, you've figured out that Sasha is actually Jason Ricci. This was all a plan of Jason's to prank the fans, the band, and introduce a hot new chick to the Blues world. He went through a total transformation to become Sasha and I must give props to his makeup girl, She did a great job with the transformation, and Jason appeared to be totally comfortable in his new look.

Jason Ricci

In all seriousness though, Jason Ricci is an
incredibly talented musician and well respected in the Blues world. He is a body full of endless energy, talent, and has an obvious love for his trade. I wasn't there the night of this show, but the show can be seen at the link I will post at the end of this article. It's a funny video, but it also gives you a glimpse into the talented world of Jason Ricci. The band was obviously stumped throughout the song, but, judging by the look on their faces, a good time was had by all.

The pranked band was Nate Myer's band, a very good band, according to the video. I would hope to catch this band playing live at some point. Jason Ricci is constantly on tour, and well worth a listen or two. You can read more about this artist at, and his videos are easily available on Youtube.

To watch Sasha AKA Jason Ricci in the video described above, here is the link:

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