Sunday, January 22, 2012
Rocky Zharp - Years Gone By
01 - An't Nobody
02 - Years Gone By
03 - I'm Lost Without You
04 - Too Drunk to Stagger
05 - Old Orange Peel
06 - Baby Song
07 - Mfhj
08 - If I Wasn't Such a Rambler
09 - Which One Am I
10 - What More Do You Want
11 - Indiana Country Boy
12 - We Be Jamin'
13 - Red Man, White Man Blues *bonus Track
14 - Song For You *bonus Track
15 - Te Power *bonus Track
16 - About You Blues *bonus Track
17 - Rain Keeps Falling *bonus Track
18 - Out of My System *bonus Track
19 - Bad News Blues *bonus Track
20 - There You Are *bonus Track
21 - Smoke Off Our Cigarette *bonus Track
22 - Hawaiian Cowboy *bonus Track
23 - Quicksand *bonus Track
24 - Talkin' Bout *bonus Track
25 - Spud Rap *bonus Track
26 - Outhouse Trots *bonus Track
27 - Dead End (live with the blues crackers) *bonus Track
Rocky Zharp, born in Indiana, was given his first musical instrument, a harmonica, by his great grandmother when he was a toddler.
By age 15, Rocky was working as a bass player in a three-piece rock band. Rocky won a local talent contest, before joining the army, playing guitar, harmonica and singing original songs
After moving to California, Rocky began playing harmonica with Bodie Mountain Express, a blue grass/country band, which had recorded on RCA Records and worked with Col. Tom Parker (Elvis' manager). They performed at county fairs and festivals throughout southern California.
This is when Rocky started his recording career. Before recording his own songs, Rocky did harmonica work for other recording artist. Rocky now has 9 cds out.
Rocky won the Inland Theater League Award for his part in the theater production of "The World of Carl Sandberg" and had rave reviews while performing in "Hard Travelin' a Tribute to Woody Guthrie". Rocky has done some stand up comedy and has been a comedy traffic violator school instructor for thirteen years.
Rocky has hosted a weekly blues radio show, "The Great Blues Mix" on KHPY radio out of Moreno Valley, Ca. (the station has now gone Spanish)
Rocky has played harmonica with such jazz/blues greats as; Eric Burdon, The Mighty Flyers, The Toller Brothers, Jerry Van Blair, Bill Shields, and Big "J" McNelly. Rocky has played with other well-known artist such as: Don Ho, Freddy Fender, Rosie & the Originals, Randy Fuller, and Buddy Merrill.
Rocky has recorded with Junior Watson, Larry Taylor, Honey Piazza, Jody Reynolds, and Johnny Neal.
The following is some of the artist Rocky has opened for: Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Canned Heat, Corey Stevens, Molly Hatchet, the Crests, Utah Phillips, and Highway 101.
Rocky released a live cd as well as a studio cd, "Crackin' the Blues" with his band The Blues Crackers, (Official promoters of mandatory fun and audience participation). In 2002 Rocky released two CD's: "The Best Of Rocky Zharp" (which has been getting air play in the United States and throughout Europe) and "The Blair Zharp Project," a children's cd with Irish folk singer Andrea Blair (which had two number one songs on mp3.com.)
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