Q & A
What is your goal in recording and sharing music?
My tunes start with some kind of itch or longing. For a while, they reside only in my head or in the woodshed. But when I share with others, the music starts to move and breathe beyond the confines of “me.” A connection is formed, and that’s when music comes to life.
Come up with a descriptive, original genre name for your music.
Harmonic Distortion: The harmonica can produce wonderfully suspenseful tones in its effort to avoid the constant peril of quacking or shrieking. 🙂
Who do you view as a likely audience for your music?
Harmonica lovers, of course. But also anyone interested in exploring original music that can’t be readily classified.
If trapped on a desert island with only three songs, which would they be?
“Zen (live recording)” – Rokia Traoré
“Song of Cherubim” -Krzysztof Penderecki
“Naked” – Anoushka Shankar
Is there an instrument you do not currently play that you’d like to learn?
Bass guitar, piano, drums.
Who is your musical hero(es), if any?
DeFord Bailey, Toumani Diabate, Maria Callas, Stevie Wonder, Krzysztof Penderecki, Ravi Shankar.
You can hear more from John Ashley Murphy on his Soundcloud page: Click Here