Fabrizio Poggi

Biography

Fabrizio Poggi is a singer, Hohner Award harmonica player, musicologist, traveller, journalist, writer and amazing performer.

During his long career he shared the stage and/or played on his own recordings with legendary artists as: Eric Bibb, Garth Hudson of THE BAND, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Marcia Ball, Zachary Richard, Charlie Musselwhite, Guy Davis, Flaco Jimenez, Otis Taylor, Bob Margolin, Bob Brozman, Mitch Woods, Eric Andersen, Augie Meyers, Richard Thompson, The Original Blues Brothers Band, Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Rob Paparozzi, Seth Walker, Johnny Drummer, James Wheeler, Tony McPhee of The Groundogs, Bill Abel, Lightnin’ Malcom, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker and many others. Fifteen albums were recorded and best-selling books about blues and folk harmonica history were written by Fabrizio Poggi. The Italian artist aims to promote blues on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

In 2012 "Harpway 61" was recorded as an all instrumental album released by The Blues Foundation in Memphis, USA. The Blues Foundation benefits from all sale proceeds of the album.
Being a tribute to the blues harmonica greats each song of "Harpway 61" bears the name of a city whose history is indissolubly linked with a great harmonica player: Little Walter, Big Walter Horton, Sonny Boy Williamson I and II, James Cotton, George Harmonica Smith, Junior Wells, Slim Harpo, Paul Butterfield, Charlie Musselwhite, Sonny Terry, DeFord Bailey, Peg Leg Sam and Johnny Woods.


Testimonials

Hohner Harmonicas are the best. I like Marine Band, Special 20 and Golden Melody.
Thank to the Lord to gift me the choice to touch people’s heart with my little, precious harmonica. My harp really is my “breath of soul”.