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CCOM Symposium

Blues Concert by Jason Ricci and the Bad Kind

Monday, February 27  |  7:00–9:30 PM  |  Duckwall Recital Hall  |  BCR Credit

Jason Ricci has become known for his highly technical and progressive style of harmonica playing and for his activism on behalf of L.G.B.T. communities as well as those facing mental health and addiction issues. Whether on stage at the Rock and Roll hall of Fame for an audience of 12 million people or at Junior Kimbrough's juke joint in Holly Springs Mississippi for 30 locals, Ricci communicates a wide breadth of experience through his music and activism.

His life has seen some of the greatest highs the world can offer and some of the hardest lows any human being can endure. From the highest awards and honors the music industry can bestow upon any artist to the most deplorable lows of homelessness, male prostitution, mental institutions, and jails—Jason Ricci has experienced both sides at length and is here, playing his harmonica, living, singing, writing, and sharing his lessons and perspectives with crowds across the globe.