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Sound description: Blues harmonica
Similar to: Blues
|No album artwork||Clearing the Smoke||1999|
|Live at the Grand Emporium||2002|
Brody Buster began playing Blues Harmonica at the age of seven in Paola. By eight, he had become a professional musician playing in blues clubs on famed Beale Street in Memphis. By 10, he had appeared on the Tonight Show and opened B.B. King's Blues Club in L.A., jamming with B.B. King himself—King even called Buster "the greatest harmonica player of our time, despite his age."
At 12, Brody was invited to perform at the prestigious "Montreux Blues and Jazz Festival" in Montreux Switzerland with Quincy Jones, Isaaac Hayes, Oleta Adams, Chaka Khan, Phil Collins, Keb Mo', Richie Havens and Melvin Taylor. Through his teens, Brody was a regular performer at the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival and at the old Grand Emporium, when it was one of the marquee blues joints in the Midwest.
After high school he formed the Brody Buster Band and began to move his sound more towards the rock end of the spectrum, still incorporating blues elements and his harp but not necessarily letting it be the focal point.