award winning harmonica virtuoso Howard Levy is a musician
without limits. His musical adventures include journeys into Jazz, Pop,
Rock, World music, Latin, Classical, Folk, Blues, country, theater, and
film. He has appeared on over 200 cd's, played on many film
soundtracks, has been a frequent guest on A Prairie Home Companion, was
a founding member of Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, and has also
performed/recorded with Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Loggins, John Prine,
Donald Fagen, Paquito D'Rivera, and others.
Universally acknowledged as the world’s most advanced diatonic
harmonica player, Howard developed a fully chromatic style on the
standard 10-hole diatonic harmonica, revolutionizing harmonica playing
and taking the instrument into totally new territory. He is also an
accomplished pianist and composer.
His new DVD "harmonica out of the Box", contains 12 originals, each in
a different key, performed on one C harmonica. Accompanying Howard on
the DVD is guitarist Chris Siebold.
"...Howard Levy is a revelation; there are times when it is hard to
believe he is playing only a harmonica, for he has the expressive range
and depth of a saxophonist." Geoff Dyer, The London Observer,
Siebold has honed his craft in a wide variety of bands.
Equally at home playing electric and acoustic guitar, Chris is fluent
at Jazz, Swing, Fusion, Rock, Funk, Latin, and Bluegrass. Chris
currently leads "Kick the Cat", a Chicago based fusion band, and has
worked with Michael Brecker, Daryl Jones, several theater companies,
Tributosaurus and Maggie Speaks. When Howard
Levy made the "Out of the Box" DVD, he turned to Chris for his
accompanying ability and great musicianship.