Harmonica or “harp” playing is well established with deep roots in the Americana music scene. Throwing back to its earliest use in countries like Germany, where it is also called the “mouth organ,” skilled players of the instrument can add grace notes, solos, blues notes, bends and twists like no other musician can. When you add fabulous vocals and superb playing on guitar and bass, you arrive at where we’re going with this show and you’re on the James Supra Band’s express train to concert fun.
Artists Sarah Ayers on vocals and James Supra on vocals and harmonica are joined by Lou Franco on acoustic guitars and vocals, and Mitch Shelly on acoustic upright bass.
Sarah and James have been performing together unofficially some 10-plus years.
They continue to make great music and keep the crowds on their feet. In March, the James Supra Band was among the top nominees at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards, with nine nominations including Outstanding All-Around Performer, nominated both by fans and people who work in the music industry. He has won the top industry award two years in a row. James Supra also won Best Harmonica Player which made that the 18th consecutive time he won this award dating back to the award show’s inception in 1999.
The hallmark of a performance by the James Supra Band with Sarah Ayers on vocals is 100% professionalism and audience engagement. Long-established fans come to be at the party and newcomers find themselves in what instantly feels like a familial event where all are welcome to dig into the fabulous buffet of music that’s being served up by the band!
Here’s a video clip of the band in action: https://youtu.be/2fei6WSL3fU