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Mickey Raphael in Dublin, during a Willie Nelson & Family concert.
|Origin||Dallas, TX, USA|
|Associated acts||Willie Nelson
Michael Siegfried "Mickey" Raphael (born November 7, 1951) is a professional harmonica player, best known for his work with Willie Nelson. He has recorded with Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Mötley Crüe, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Maria Muldaur, Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Chesney, U2 and Neil Young.
Raphael's style is mostly second position, concentrating mostly on draw notes. He is a master of smooth note transitions and melodic riffs.
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