Harmonica Shah, Howard Glazer, And Friends
Harmonica Shah and Howard Glazer hit our stage for a night of Blues from the heart of Deep Detroit. NO COVER, although donations for the musicians are highly encouraged.
Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer first began performing together in the late 1990’s, Harmonica Shah had already earned himself recognition as a Detroit Blues Legend with his Hasting Street Grease/ Blues Suit record releases. Howard Glazer had just returned from a 4 year stint in Chicago where he honed his blues skills. Meeting at The Soup Kitchen Saloon, Detroit’s home of the blues, they immediately recognized their common interest in raw, unadulterated blues, Detroit style.
In 2000 they released their first CD together “Deep Detroit”, on Bluetrack Records in The UK. The CD quickly drew international acclaim, garnering “Best Blues Album of the Year” from Blues Alive Magazine (Japan), one of the best blues releases of 2000 by Paul Jones Blues Show on the BBC Radio 2 in the UK, and charting at #14 on the Living Blues charts. With many comparisons of Shah and Glazer with the legendary guitar/ harmonica duo of Buddy Guy and Jr. Wells, they began performing all over the world together. In 2000 The Detroit Blues Society honored Harmonica Shah with the coveted Lifetime achievement award acknowledging his success and commitment to the blues.
In 2001 the duo went to Europe 5 times and were hailed by critics worldwide. In 2002 they had feature articles and were on the cover of both Back To The Roots (Belgium) and Blues Alive (Japan) and they signed with Canada’s Electro-Fi Records releasing “Tell It To Your Landlord.” From 2000 – 2005 they performed at festivals in 17 countries including: Australia, Italy, Japan, Greece, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Holland and many more.
In 2005 Harmonica Shah and Howard Glazer parted ways to pursue solo interests. Harmonica Shah continued to release three more CD’s on Electro-Fi records and Howard Glazer released three CD’s with his band the EL 34s. Both have continued to perform with great success regionally and internationally. Shah has played the Poconos and King Biscuit Blues (USA) festivals. Glazer has played the Newcastle (Australia) and twice at the Kaavi Blues (Finland) festivals and was recently nominated for 5 Detroit Music awards
In 2012 they reunited to perform again. Harmonica Shah’s sound is as low down as ever and Howard accompanies him with a raw rootsy guitar style. Together again, they bring their unique Detroit Blues sound that can only be created by Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer.