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.
His music draws on Rockabilly, old Blues, fiddle tunes, Celtic music, Cajun, and other sources. Richard backs up his vocals and rack harmonica with hard driving acoustic guitar and also plays solo harmonica pieces.
NOTE: Our Thursday Night Pub Hang @ Elk Creek is a down-home musical scene. Hosted by local musicians, sittin’ in, mixin’ it up most nights. No cover – the pickers are playing for their love of music, our food ‘n’ brews + your tips!