The best blues harp player Ive ever seen.
Guyger is one of the few who can claim knowledge learned directly from one of the fathers of the genre, Jimmy Rogers. Hes part of a rare pedigreed club of harmonica players - Rod Piazza, Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, Jerry Portnoy and Paul Oscher.
All the years and years of touring with the Legendary Jimmy Rogers has made Steve Guyger one of the greatest Blues harp men in the world. To see him and hear him will make a believer out of you.
Sturdily rooted in the postwar Windy City tradition and laced with swooping muscular harmonica excursions that never overstay their welcome...concise, imaginative sense of phrasing.
As a master of traditional harp stylings, he has few equals... but working within a tradition doesnt have to mean repeating stale licks: Guyger always manages to find something new and surprising to play over time-tested grooves ... this only makes his subtle twists and textural nuances more interesting... he is also a fine unaffected singer.
Little Walter drenched...deep Blues vibes...traditional yet thoroughly updated harp style. Steve Guyger just may be the greatest harmonica player youve never heard....soulful - stunning performance.
Guyger is coming from the gritty side of the tracks... a wild, raw-throated frontman and raucous honker... Snake Oil & Rib shack slow blues and revved up jump tunes...unbound energy and humor. This guy must be an absolute riot live.