Marc Seguin has been playing Blues Harmonica (or Blues Harp) for twenty years. He began discovering the blues in the late 80’s, by sneaking into blues jams at local clubs in his home town of Windsor, Ontario. Soon after he took harmonica lessons from Kelly Hoppe (from “Big Surgar” fame) and formed his first band, singing and playing harmonica at different Windsor venues. Marc recorded with the local Ottawa blues band, T.S. Harpoon and the Blues Whalers, on the Ottawa Blues Society’s CD, “Capital Blues Collection”. He also performed with T.S. Harpoon at the 1999 Ottawa Blues Fest. Marc won two consecutive Harmonica competitions held at the Rainbow Bistro and has appeared on local TV and radio. Some of Marc’s favourite Blues harmonica players include: Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson II, George “Harmonica” Smith, William Clarke, Little Mike, Gary Primich, Paul Oscher, Annie Raines, Jerry Portnoy, Rod Piazza, Magic Dick, David Barrett, Paul Delay, Kim Wilson and the list goes on…. Currently, Marc teaches harmonica at the Ottawa Folklore Center and can be heard playing in the Jesse Greene Band every Sunday night at Irene’s Pub (885 Bank St., in the Glebe).
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